By: Sheena Mattingly, HTS Director of Clinical Outcomes
What we’re loving right now is benchmarking. Before you call me a data nerd, which I certainly am, let me explain. HTS invests in Business Intelligence (BI) software which is used to analyze outcomes. This information is used for everything from reviewing areas of opportunity to optimizing processes.
Recently, we have been able to benchmark HTS data against national peers. It’s extremely important to be able to measure key performance indicators at the site level compared to internal standards. Arguably, more importantly, we need to be able to measure data at the company level and compare it to external standards. This is the way most industries operate. Unfortunately, benchmarking data in the long-term care space has not been available to us in the past.
Now that Net Health has acquired the two largest therapy documentation software companies (Optima and Casamba), this means we have access to most SNF rehab data across the nation. See below for two examples of how HTS uses benchmarking within BI.
This Dashboard allows HTS to benchmark outcomes against national peers using admission and discharge GG scores as well as the length of stay.
National PDPM Stats
This Dashboard allows HTS to compare facility specific data to the data of similar facilities nationwide. The key performance indicators analyzed include:
- Group & Concurrent Percentages
- Average Daily Treatment Minutes
- PT/OT CMG Patient Distribution
- SLP CMG Patient Distribution
With this new tool in our toolbox, we are able to show therapy outcomes in a more objective manner. Also, legislatively speaking, national associations are now more easily able to show CMS the significant impact therapies have on the long-term population’s independence and wellness. This information is crucial to prove why additional cuts to our industry are detrimental.
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