How Hospice AccentCare Used Telehealth to Reduce Hospitalization

Posted August 11, 2022

When the pandemic hit two years ago, virtual became a necessity for hospices. Most thought that telehealth was just a plan to get through the PHR, but now it has become an integral part of all areas of healthcare.

“We’re looking at how we can put together an ecosystem that we could bring into any of our partnerships to help manage this, and I think telehealth is a component of that,” AccentCare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anna Loengard told Hospice News. “Right now, we have partnered with [the Washington-based medical group] Sound Physicians around following our patients home who don’t have an established primary care provider, through the telemedicine waivers. It’s been very successful in getting patients both access to home health and allowing them to leave the hospital while the hospital tries to find them a [primary care provider].

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