VNAA Highlights Successful Innovative Home Health Programs

The Visiting Nurses Association of America recently released a collection of case studies highlighting successful methods and techniques its nonprofit home health and hospice members have tested as they adapt to a new healthcare landscape. 

The VNAA Case Study Compendium: Innovative Models for the Evolving Home Health and Hospice Industry consists of 10 programs association members have conducted and instituted to deliver efficient, high-quality care to patients amid changes to the health care deliver system. 

With healthcare reform initiatives resulting in changes in regulation, reimbursement, and quality outcomes goals, nonprofit providers have the opportunity to create innovative programs, partnerships, and clinical processes to ensure their future sustainability and success in business operations, says the VNAA.

“This compendium supports VNAA’s strategic goal to lead innovation and transformation in new care delivery and payment models,” said Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO of VNAA, in a statement. “We offer these initial case studies, with more to follow, to demonstrate the critical role of home health in supporting preventive, primary and post-acute providers to prevent hospitalizations and avoid unnecessary rehospitalizations.”Case study topics include medication reconciliation and care coordination; integrated care models; independence at home; and a telehealth initiative.

Click here to access the compendium. 

Written by Alyssa Gerace