CareCentrix to Host AHIP-Sponsored Webinar Focused On Managing Care Transitions to the Home

18 Sep, 2015, 07:55 ET from CareCentrix

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's revolving door syndrome for at-risk patients is a serious and costly challenge. Patients tend to recover best in a familiar home environment where there is family and social support. CareCentrix, a leader in managing care to the home, will host a webinar on this topic, Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 1:00 PM ET.

This educational webinar will focus on how to bring greater value to health care for patients, their families and the health care system. Sponsored by America's Health Insurance Plan (AHIP), this event is intended for medical directors, directors of care or utilization management, market presidents, and procurement representatives.

"We are pleased and excited to bring such an important topic to the forefront, particularly for those involved in transitioning their patients' care from the hospital to the home," said Brad Towle, MBA, MS, PT, Vice President Business Development, and co-host of the session with his colleague, Joan Gammercone, CareCentrix Senior Director, Clinical Care Transitions. "With readmission costs estimated at $31 billion annually and with avoidable emergency room visits resulting in an additional $21 billion in costs, it's important that we continue to find ways to identify and close gaps in patient care, improve outcomes and increase cost savings by making it possible for anyone to heal and age at home."

The 60-minute webinar will cover such topics as:

  • Increasing patient engagement in order to ensure adherence and create a positive member experience with higher satisfaction
  • Improving Star Quality Ratings
  • Enhancing diagnostic accuracy to positively impact Risk Scores
  • Implementing strategies that reduce readmissions while creating cost savings
  • Connecting all the stakeholders in the care transition process, including patient, caregiver, health plan case manager, hospital, primary care physician and homecare nurses

Please join the session by registering at

About CareCentrix
CareCentrix is a leader in managing care to the home. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix has approximately 1,600 employees and a nationwide network of nearly 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix serves leading health plans across the U.S. with a range of products and services that leverage the home and community-based settings. We help payers and providers close the gaps in care while helping lower costs and improve patient outcomes. We provide optimal access to quality home care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. Our extensive range of services provides support for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management, which helps improve care transitions and reduce readmissions. For more information, please visit

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