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CHA-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center :, Titanium Healthcare, and Charter Health Group Partner to Launch New Medicare Initiative

10/01/2018 | 11:02am EST

Continuing Care Program will support patient recovery after hospital discharge, and ensure patients maintain their health and reduce risk of complications

CHA-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (CHA-HPMC), a subsidiary of CHA Medical Group (a global leader in bio-technology and healthcare), Titanium Healthcare, LLC, and Charter Health Group have partnered together to improve quality of care as part of Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) initiative. The team will launch the innovative “Continuing Care Program” at CHA-HPMC on October 1, 2018. The Continuing Care Program will provide intensive support to Medicare beneficiaries for a period of 90 days after discharge.

“It has never been more important to create patient-centric programs to optimize patient outcomes, and we are offering our new Continuing Care Program to improve the quality of care we provide for our patients — both while the patient is at CHA-HPMC, and after returning home,” said Robert Allen, CHA-HPMC president and chief executive officer. “We’re on a continual mission to create better health programs for our patients — and part of it is driven by our ability to deliver innovative solutions. Hollywood Presbyterian is making huge investments in the facility, technology, and people to better serve our patients and be the provider-of-choice in the Los Angeles community.”

The CHA-HPMC Continuing Care Program is designed to ensure that patients maintain their health and reduce the risk of complications. The Continuing Care Program will support patients with a diagnosis of sepsis, with the potential to expand the service to other diagnosis groups in the near future. Goals of the program include stringent quality measures, patient satisfaction, and avoiding hospital readmissions. The Continuing Care Team includes patient navigators, case managers, and a 24/7 nurse triage line to jointly provide well-coordinated, high-quality, and patient-centered health care. Eligible patients will be assigned to a clinical pathway associated with a customized care protocol.

This voluntary BPCI-A program is a vast improvement compared to traditional Medicare payment models because it creates incentives for providers to work together to coordinate care both during and after the hospital stay. The Continuing Care Program will significantly improve care coordination and improve the patient experience.

Central to this program are the collaborative partnerships that CHA-HPMC formed with Avant-garde Health, Collective Medical Technologies, Titanium Healthcare, and Charter Health Group — where post-acute care will be coordinated across these multidisciplinary teams using innovative processes and technology.

“Titanium’s 30-day readmissions rate, a key measure for health plans, has been less than 2% in downtown Los Angeles, where the national average is over 20%,” said Gray Miller, Titanium founder and chief executive officer. “We know that with our people, processes, and technology, we can make substantial improvements in the transition from the hospital setting to primary care. That is our key focus area.” Formed in 2015, Titanium Healthcare was started with the simple goal of creating healthcare the way a patient would want it and has delivered exceptional results ever since.

“Charter Health is thrilled to partner with CHA-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center and its affiliates on the BPCI-A initiative, and we look forward to coming together to improve the health and well-being of the community,” said Fred Frank, Charter chief executive officer. “We are committed to developing a meaningful and successful partnership, ensuring our patients experience a smooth transition from the hospital to home and receive continued access to our 24/7 clinical support team. Our care models are aimed at enhancing patient care, through accessibility, immediate patient engagement, and a high-touch approach. These home-based complex care programs have been highly successful at improving patient experience and optimizing resources for hospitals and health systems.”

About CHA-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

CHA-HPMC has been an indispensable partner and resource within the Hollywood community since its founding in 1924. It is a community-based, safety-net, general acute care hospital with 434-licensed beds and operates an intensive care unit, a telemetry unit, an acute rehabilitation unit, a labor and delivery/obstetrics unit, a 24-hour emergency department, surgical operating rooms, and an 89-bed skilled nursing facility. Its diverse medical staff, which pledges quality care with compassion and respect, includes more than 500 physicians in 69 specialties — representing over 75 countries. With a workforce of more than 1,300 employees, CHA-HPMC is one of Hollywood’s Top-10 employers.

CHA-HPMC is nationally recognized with the following quality awards from Healthgrades: Patient Safety, Labor and Delivery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Back Surgery, Hip Fracture Treatment, and Treatment of Heart Failure. For more information, visit www.hollywoodpresbyterian.com/.

About CHA Medical Group

CHA Medical Group (www.en.chamc.co.kr), headquartered in Pan-gyo, Korea, is a global leader in the biotechnology industry, consisting of 25 hospitals & clinics, 27 research & 7 education institutions, and 28 bio/pharmaceutical/healthcare companies. Its healthcare subsidiary, CHA Health Systems, delivers world-class care in all facets of medicine — famous particularly for its research and clinical work in the fields of fertility and cutting-edge therapies using cord blood stem cells and immune cells.

About Titanium Healthcare

Titanium Healthcare, LLC is a medical management organization that operates high-risk and post-discharge clinics for risk-bearing entities and hospital systems. The practice focuses on patients with multiple chronic conditions and that are at a higher risk of hospitalizations. Titanium’s results are significant, including readmissions rates less than 2% and patient satisfaction over 99%. Titanium Healthcare creates partnerships to improve throughput, lower cost, and to improve the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.tihealthcare.com.

About Charter Health Group

Charter Health is a provider of comprehensive and integrated post-acute care services for the Southern California region. From its inception in 2006, Charter Health has managed to evolve into a preferred and leading post-acute care provider offering a variety of programs including hospice, home health, transitional care, and palliative services. This expansion has allowed the company to service more than 68,000 patients, establish eleven locations, and form several partnerships with major managed care organizations, developing an extensive advanced care platform. Charter has succeeded in providing innovative delivery models in pursuit of the triple aim framework outlined by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI): (1) managing the overall health of our population, (2) raising experience of care, and (3) reducing the per capita cost. Charter Health aims to continue expanding its collaborative efforts to various communities and healthcare providers. This broad care offering achieves a post-acute care continuum that provides intensive, patient-focused care designed to effectively transition patients to the most appropriate level of care. For more information, visit http://www.charterhcg.com/.


© Business Wire 2018
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