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Business Wire | Reducing Hospital Readmissions: Bringing Real Time Clinical Data Monitoring to Skilled Nursing Facilities.

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: Bringing Real Time Clinical Data Monitoring to Skilled Nursing Facilities.

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NORTHFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To decrease hospital readmissions from skilled nursing facilities, Medline Industries and Real Time Medical Systems today announced a partnership to expand the data mining software’s presence in the long-term care market.

“Providers must be able to monitor real time data and use it in ways to improve outcomes that hospital systems are looking at,” says Scott Rifkin, M.D., founder of the Real Time platform and also co-founder of Mid-Atlantic Health Care, an east coast skilled nursing home chain. As a provider, he experienced the limitations of real time monitoring with traditional EMRs and created Real Time to help facilities improve resident care and increase revenue growth opportunities. “We wanted to know data when it was new and fresh enough to intervene in the healthcare of a patient. We looked at every EMR out there and just could not get real time data in ways that we could use it to address the daily changes in resident conditions.”

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CMS | Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting (QRP)

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Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting (QRP)

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What is the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP)?

The purpose of this page is to provide users with important announcements and updates regarding the LTCH QRP. This page is updated periodically whenever an important update needs to be communicated to LTCH providers regarding the LTCH QRP. Please refer to this page when seeking information on upcoming trainings, approaching data submission deadlines, updates to training materials or measures, reminders, and other useful communications.

The LTCH QRP, mandated by Section 3004(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, creates LTCH quality reporting requirements. Every year, by October 1, we publish the quality measures LTCHs must report. Section 3004(a) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) amends section 1886(m)(5) of the Social Security Act(SSA) to direct the Secretary to establish quality reporting requirements for long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (the IMPACT Act), LTCHs also requires LTCHs to submit standardized patient assessment data with regard to quality measures, resource use, and other measures. It further specifies that the data [elements] “… be standardized and interoperable so as to allow for the exchange of such data among such post-acute care providers and other providers and the use by such providers of such data that has been so exchanged, including by using common standards and definitions in order to provide access to longitudinal information for such providers to facilitate coordinated care and improved Medicare beneficiary outcomes …”.

Learn more about Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 3004 (Quality Reporting for Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRF), and Hospice Programs). Please note the link below for P.L. Public Law No: 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.3590 Health Care Law). https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/pdf/PLAW-111publ148.pdf

Learn more about the Improving Medicare Post-acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 which requires the submission of standardized data by Long-Term Care Hospitals (LTCHs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Home Health Agencies (HHAs) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs). https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-113publ185/pdf/PLAW-113publ185.pdf

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Real Time became a Kairos Health Systems Preferred Provider in December of 2015

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Real Time Medical Systems (RTMS) became a Kairos Health Systems Preferred Provider in December of 2015. Below is a link to their website www.realtimemed.com and how their clinical support tools can support skilled nursing facilities.

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PITTSBURGH, Pa., (January 1, 2016) – Real Time Medical Systems RTMS’ main product suite, TranSights™, receives key resident information from any electronic medical record (EMR) and delivers specific clinical and financial insights to skilled nursing decision makers to maximize reimbursements, reduce hospital readmissions, lower the cost of care, and improve regulatory compliance.

TranSights’ clinical decision support tools analyze each resident’s health data, providing clinicians customized clinical alerts and specific intervention recommendations to improve quality outcomes. TranSights also analyzes real-time Activities of Daily Living (ADL) metrics to ensure residents are properly categorized to capture appropriate reimbursement amounts.

RTMS is celebrating the sustained success of their first customer, HCF Management, Inc. After two years of using RTMS’ real-time clinical and financial analytics across 25 skilled nursing facilities, HCF continues to see gains in financial performance and clinical outcomes.

RTMS has more healthcare analytics innovations planned for release in 2016. Current developments include access to hospital re-admission information, along with insights into the 48 episodes included under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvements (BPCI) initiative for higher quality care at a lower cost to Medicare.

To learn more about RTMS, visit realtimemed.com or call (888) 546-9786.  Or feel free to contact them directly at contactus@realtimemed.com or Jennifer Wimer at jwimer@kairoshealthsystems.com

 

Data Mining Software Strikes Gold

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Data Mining Software Strikes Gold

Mid-Atlantic Health Care creates Gold-winning system – McKnight’s Long Term Care News

Mid-Atlantic founder Scott Rifkin, M.D., said Transight’s ease of use has improved the company’s bottom line.

Quality of Care Flows from the Quality of Data

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Predictive Analytics for Skilled Nursing Facilities

  • Is your facility struggling with a high Return to Hospitalization rate?
  • Is your facility being reimbursed LESS than the rate appropriate for the time and resources it spends with your residents?
  • Would it be valuable to your clinicians and administration to know its Quality Measures instantaneously of the entire facility, and compared to state and national averages?

If your answer is “YES” to any of these questions, allow us to help you.

TranSights is a web-based clinical outcome management tool that works directly with your EMR. It does not require an interface and extracts data from your EMR, not your MDS. This assures real time accuracy!

We then present dashboards to your team on important changes in resident condition, Quality Measures and ADL snapshots in real time for your staff. We deliver these dashboards automatically to your team, and they can access them on any laptop, computer or tablet device!

Our clients are seeing the following results:

·        3% increase in Medicare Reimbursement

·        2 point increase in Medicaid Reimbursement

·        50% reduction in Return to Hospital (RTA)

·        Labor savings in report generation and consolidation

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Real Time Medical Systems Unveils Live Quality Measures

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Real Time Medical Systems (RTMS), provider of in-depth clinical and financial analytics and insights to skilled nursing facilities across the United States, recently launched Live Quality Measures (QMs).

RTMS’ main product suite, TranSights™, receives key resident information from the facility’s electronic medical record (EMR) and delivers specific clinical and financial insights to skilled nursing decision makers to maximize reimbursements, reduce hospital readmissions, lower the cost of care, and improve regulatory compliance.

TranSights’ clinical decision support tools analyze each resident’s health data, providing clinicians customized clinical alerts and specific intervention recommendations to improve quality outcomes. TranSights also analyzes real-time Activities of Daily Living (ADL) metrics to ensure residents are properly categorized to capture appropriate reimbursement amounts.

Until now, Quality Measure management has always been a “too little, too late” process–CNO Ohio

“Our product is truly unique in the long-term healthcare analytics market,” commented Gary Duty, chief executive officer, Real Time Medical Systems. “Enhanced Live Quality Measures reflect what our analytics and professional services can do for skilled nursing facilities. This new functionality will be a powerful resource for clinicians, CNOs, and other skilled nursing decision makers.”

Until now, facilities were still dependent upon MDS completion to view QM results. Real Time Medical Systems (RTMS) displays live Quality Measures to help facilities proactively manage their quality data and outcomes. RTMS uses the live clinical documentation to generate daily QMs. These calculated care measures allow staff the opportunity to place corrective measures in place to reduce these measures in real-time. Facilities can identify which residents recently triggered the QM or have been in the QM over the last seven days. These insights allow the facility to implement QAPI measures to improve the care delivery model and to regain the stars they have most recently lost.

Jim Shearon, Senior Clinical Account Manager, RTMS states: “All QMs are worth close examination because they are not just numbers; they reflect the clinical problems experienced by the residents. Some of the problems identified by QMs are avoidable, while others may occur as a natural consequence of increasing illness and frailty.”
About Real Time Medical Systems

RTMS delivers clear, data-driven analytical insights to clinical decision makers and care providers, ensuring quality care improvements and financial gain for long-term care facilities. RTMS’ predictive analytics and decision support tools lower the cost of care, reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, and ensure facilities receive proper reimbursement for the amount of care provided. Long-term care facilities across the US trust RTMS as their healthcare analytics partner. To learn more about RTMS, visit http://www.myrtms.com or call (412) 927-2472.

Real Time Medical Systems Unveils New Website and Refreshed Brand

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RTMS’ TranSights™ delivers predictive, data-driven analytics and insights to skilled nursing facilities

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 – Real Time Medical Systems (RTMS), provider of in-depth clinical and financial analytics and insights to skilled nursing facilities across the United States, recently launched a new website and unveiled rebranded corporate and product identities.

RTMS’ main product suite, TranSights™, receives key resident information from any electronic medical record (EMR) and delivers specific clinical and financial insights to skilled nursing decision makers to maximize reimbursements, reduce hospital readmissions, lower the cost of care, and improve regulatory compliance.
TranSights’ clinical decision support tools analyze each resident’s health data, providing clinicians customized clinical alerts and specific intervention recommendations to improve quality outcomes. TranSights also analyzes real-time Activities of Daily Living (ADL) metrics to ensure residents are properly categorized to capture appropriate reimbursement amounts.

“Our product is truly unique in the long-term healthcare analytics market,” commented Gary Duty, chief executive officer, Real Time Medical Systems. “Our new website and branding reflect what our analytics and professional services can do for skilled nursing facilities. The new website will be a powerful resource for clinicians, CFOs, CNOs, and other skilled nursing decision makers learning how RTMS can benefit their facilities.”
RTMS is also celebrating the sustained success of their first customer, HCF Management, Inc. After nearly one year using RTMS’ real-time clinical and financial analytics across 25 skilled nursing facilities, HCF continues to see gains in financial performance and clinical outcomes.

“RTMS greatly improved our facilities’ ADL distributions so we are appropriately reimbursed for the care provided,” said Scott Unverferth, director of operations, HCF. “Our facilities are consistently experiencing increases in Medicare PPD. Real-time clinical alerts and intervention guidance enhance the way we deliver proactive care, which directly impacts our financial improvements.”

“Without adding duplicate data entry or work load on my clinicians, RTMS seamlessly provides the right information, to the right person, in the right format, at the right time,” stated Barb Masella, vice president of operations, HCF. “Our clinical teams immediately recognized the benefits of receiving meaningful alerts for changes in condition, which significantly improved our organization’s management of clinical care and overall clinical outcomes.”

RTMS has more healthcare analytics innovations planned for release in 2015. Current developments include software to provide skilled nursing facilities access to Live Quality Measures without duplicate data entry or MDS completion, along with insights into the 48 episodes included under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvements (BPCI) initiative for higher quality care at a lower cost to Medicare.

RTMS’ executive team will be available at most local and national trade shows and conferences throughout 2015.

About Real Time Medical Systems
RTMS delivers clear, data-driven analytical insights to clinical decision makers and care providers, ensuring quality care improvements and financial gain for long-term care facilities. RTMS’ predictive analytics and decision support tools lower the cost of care, reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions, and ensure facilities receive proper reimbursement for the amount of care provided. Long-term care facilities across the U.S. trust RTMS as their healthcare analytics partner. To learn more about RTMS call (855) 571-4140.