Align the Skilled Nursing Facilities in Your Community to Your Priorities

A new method for SNFs to help lower readmissions and value-based program costs

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Learn how two large hospitals tapped into data from skilled nursing facilities’ (SNFs’) electronic medical records to dramatically re-shape the hospital-SNF relationship. The result: Hospital readmissions coming from the SNFs dropped 50 percent, the organizations’ value-based programs decreased costs by millions of dollars, and patient care dramatically improved.

The presenters will discuss the projects, how they were run, and how the data was captured using a unique new tool. This tool takes zero involvement by your IT team and minimal involvement by case management staff, and it accesses the data in all your area SNFs without the need for an integration project. There has been a breakthrough in giving hospitals access to the SNF data that they really need.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to connect your case management team to the data they need from the SNF.
  • How to use real-time data to work with the SNFs on positive behavior changes.
  • How to use real-time data to manage your SNF network with precision.
  • How to lower hospital readmissions from SNFs by 50 percent.
  • How to reduce costs in value-based programs (e.g., ACOs, BPCI, Medicare Advantage) from SNF admissions.

Sponsored by:

Real Time Medical Systems

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Thought Leaders

Phyllis Wojtusik, RN
Executive VP
Real Time Medical Systems
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Phyllis has thirty-five years of health care experience in acute care, ambulatory care and post- acute care. She has led development of post-acute networks, participated in Medicare Shared Savings Program and other value-based contract programs. She has also served in physician practice management roles.

Prior to joining Real Time Medical Systems, Phyllis led the development of a preferred provider SNF network for PENN Medicine Lancaster General Health. In this network she developed and implemented strategies that reduced total cost of care and readmissions while improving patient outcomes. She utilized system approaches, clinical standards and care management tactics to improve coordination and transition of care, while reducing post-acute length of stay in a network of non-owned SNFs.

Phyllis also has experience in the physician practice worked for more than 15 years in a leadership role for a large successful geriatric practice. The practice expanded from two physician providers to more than 30 physicians and CRNPs under her leadership. She also led the development and coordination of a Geriatric Assessment program that focused on dementia diagnosis, treatment and management.

Scott Rifkin, MD
Founder and Executive Chairman
Real Time Medical Systems
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A recognized entrepreneur and innovator in healthcare, Scott has more than 25 years of experience as a physician and healthcare executive. In addition to founding and serving as Executive Chairman of Real Time Medical Systems, Scott was founder and managing partner of Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC (MAHC) from 2003- 2017. MAHC owned and operated 21 skilled nursing centers (4000 beds) in Maryland and Pennsylvania. MAHC was a national leader in developing risk based care models. The company had revenues of approximately $400 million annually and was sold at 200% of acquisition cost in 2017.

Scott is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of Provider Partners Health Plan, Inc. (PPHP). PPHP creates and operates Advantage plans known as Institutional Special Needs Plans (ISNPs) in Maryland and PA; and Five Star Physician Services, LLC which provides high quality medical providers to post-acute and long-term care facilities.

Scott is a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Maryland Medical System consisting of 10 hospitals. He was Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Mid-Atlantic Region) in 2017.

Scott is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and George Washington University School of Medicine.

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