Providers and payors have been searching for a better way to integrate acute and post-acute providers within specific geographic markets. Value Network Solutions™ is the platform for doing it.
The core of Value Network Solutions™ is an innovative, cloud technology that brings together a narrow network of like-minded and mission driven acute and post-acute providers for improved care coordination.
The Value Network uniquely contracts with payors and providers for improvements in patient length of stay, readmission rates, quality outcomes, community based monitoring, and cost of care.
The Value Network Solutions™ application is a cloud application that supports the triple aim goal of lower cost of care, better care outcomes, and an improved patient experience. It’s a perfect solution for all participants involved in the post-acute experience: acute providers, ACOs, and payors.
Value Network Solutions™ includes five primary components:
1. acute discharge/SNF admission with a centralized bed inventory
2. standardized care guidelines
3. SNF discharge and communication preparation
4. automated patient engagement
5. extensive reporting.
First, our application helps acute care providers and their patients select a skilled nursing facility that matches the needs of the patients in terms of care and convenience. Then, the application helps providers implement a patient personalized complete care and communication plan between providers and the patients. The results are better quality of care, reduced chances of readmission, reduced costs and increased satisfaction.
Value Network Solutions™ makes it easy to adjust protocols based upon outcomes and history, improve cost management, and better engage the patient from acute care discharge to home. That translates to greater efficiency, better quality, reduced readmission, reductions in imposed penalties, and reduced costs.
The application provides a means to monitor performance criteria for all participating payors (including all of the unique market Medicare Advantage Plans).
I’VE HEARD YOUR MESSAGES ABOUT VALUE NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ BEING THE CATALYST TO EVOLVE A POST-ACUTE NARROW NETWORK INTO A VALUE NETWORK. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Health systems and ACOs that have formed post-acute narrow networks are realizing that they have no method of holding themselves accountable as a group. As a result, they are still trying to manage post-acute relationships on a one-on-one basis – which doesn’t work at scale. The Value Network Solutions™ platform provides an automated process to better match patients and post-acute providers, develop optimized care plans, and improve compliance and accountability – and, that is the evolution from a narrow network to a Value Network.
SNF owners and administrators are feeling vulnerable to value based care and payment models. They are also feeling that now is not a good time to be an independent SNF owner because of the new care and payment models. Value Network Solutions™ provides the change platform industry leaders need. By joining a Value Network, SNFs get, among other things, preferred access to patients being discharged from participating acute care facilities.
Leaders from every facet of the healthcare industry have told us that there are no other solutions like Value Network Solutions™. Value Network Solutions™ is the only automated solution that integrates payors, acute providers, and post-acute providers to support better care, lower cost, and an improved patient experience.
Value Network Solutions™ tracks admitting diagnosis and the comorbidities attributed to each patient. This information is cross-referenced with the capabilities, capacity, and skills of the post-acute members of the Value Network. The resulting subset of post-acute providers is further screened based on various patient preferences to ultimately identify the providers that offer the best match for each patient.
We’re happy to help you. What’s important is that we start by carefully assessing the dynamics of your local market. That leads to an optimally designed and carefully structured portfolio of credentialed providers supported by the Value Network Solutions™ cloud application.
Like any other successful relationship, selecting the right partners is essential. To ensure the success you envision for your local Value Network, we recommend you start with only those SNFs that have a minimum of a CMS 3-Star rating for quality. You’ll also want to ensure your network covers the entire spectrum of care.
Each SNF has a special administrative sign-in to update their profile information, bed availability, and photographs manually in addition to automated updates on a real time basis.
Yes. Value Network Solutions™ can be used in any market – urban, suburban, or rural – where there is a desire to better integrate the post-acute experience and optimize the care delivered to patients.
SOMETIMES IT IS DIFFICULT TO COMMUNICATE WITH PATIENTS AFTER THEY ARE DISCHARGED TO HOME. HOW DOES VALUE NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ HELP?
We use a combination of communication media post nursing home discharge to follow-up with the patients to ensure their needs are being met. During this Patient Engagement period, our system includes auto-generated text and email messages, an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system that collects keypress responses to specific questions, personal, ear to ear phone calls, and a system to document and provide interventions as needed.
As you form your Value Network, you need to establish an accountability mechanism, such as a Quality Committee, responsible for monitoring and adjusting care delivery changes. Typically, the QC has the responsibility to adjust standardized care guidelines, intervene on quality issues, coordinate support between Value Network providers, and facilitate the sharing of best practices.
Value Network Solutions™ monitors a variety of quality metrics for each SNF in the network which must be met to be eligible for participation. That helps build a high level of confidence and trust in the Value Network for patients and referral sources.
Unlimited. You can add as many facilities, payors, users, and patients as you need within the Value Network with no loss of latency.
WHAT DATA DOES VALUE NETWORK SOLUTIONS™ PROVIDE TO PAYORS, ACUTE PROVIDERS, AND POST-ACUTE PROVIDERS?
If the data is in the system, any related report is possible. Value Network Solutions™ comes with a standard set of real-time reports including informative data on Medicare spending, post-discharge interventions, outcomes, readmissions, CMS short-stay metrics, and patient experience. You can also create ad-hoc reports. The reports are available to those users that have the appropriate security clearance.