Most Skilled Nursing Facilities and Post-Acute Re-Hab Facilities are ill-equipment to deal with managing CHF resulting in higher hospital re-admissions
CardioNav was developed to provide a comprehensive heart failure program to post-acute and skilled nursing facilities who struggle with return to hospital issues.
Heart failure affects over 6 million people in the US with over 700,000 new cases every year. Approximately 22% of the people discharged from the hospital with heart failure will be readmitted within 30 days with over a 50% readmission rate within 6 months. Heart failure is the number one Medicare discharge diagnosis with the direct and indirect costs exceeding $40 billion annually. Most Skilled Nursing Facilities are ill equipped to deal with CHF resulting in many patients being re admitted.
SNF Re-admission Challenge…
How do we Break the CHF RTH chain?
INTRODUCING: NICaS CHF Intervention Model for Re-admission Reduction
The primary complication of CHF in long term care is the inability of a patient’s heart to pump a sufficient amount of blood to meet the patient’s metabolic demand. Consequently, the ability of NICaS to objectively measure and document changes in hemodynamic parameters, including trending Total Body Water, over time is critical in successfully managing these challenging patients. NICaS reporting enables clinicians to identify patients with impending heart failure before they decompensate allowing time to adjust medications and treatment leading to optimal outcomes and reduced hospital re-admissions.
NICaS Intervention Model for Reducing Re-Admissions
NICaS on Admission
Result: Reduced Hospital Readmissions
Adamson PB. Pathophysiology of the transition from chronic compensated and acute decompensated heart failure: new insights from continuous monitoring devices. Curr Heart Fail Rep. 2009;6:287-292.
“The key component to reducing CHF readmission is the effective management of the residents’ hemodynamics.”
Dr. Nicole Orr, Tufts Medical Center
(Provider Magazine 2018)
Financial Benefits of NICaS Intervention Program
Based on 2 patients per month who avoided a 5-day hospital re-admission stay and remained in SNF.
(2 pts per month x 5 days (LOS) X $350 per day rate)
Annual SNF Benefit = $42,000
New referrals due to having NICaS Program
(1 new referral per month = 12 x $350 per day rate)
Average SNF LOS = 20 x 12 x $350 per day rate =
Annual SNF Benefit = $84,000
TOTAL ANNUAL FINANCIAL IMPACT = $126,000
Solutions Care Options
Cardio-NAV is a member of the Phoenix Healthcare Network and has relationships with several Respiratory Partners throughout the US who can add on-site NICaS testing on a fee for service basis as part of their Respiratory Equipment Rental & oxygen service agreements using Licensed Respiratory Professionals who have been specially trained in NICaS.
Please contact Tom Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The CardioNav Program provides a proactive program, grounded in education, technology and clinically proven outcomes which resulted in reduced hospital re admissions. It is easy to adopt and allows even your most ailing cardiac patients to be managed effectively in house.
In only three minutes we have the ability to obtain hemodynamic, respiratory and fluids parameters.
This information helps guide clinicians on how to adjust the patient medications and monitor progress over prescribed time intervals.
The CardioNav Program includes proprietary Education and Training for Nursing Staff, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and specialized training for a designated “Cardiac Champion”.
Our “game changing” NICaS Hemodynamic technology delivers results that are accurate and consistent. NICaS is the ONLY bio-impedance technology that meets FDA guidelines for bio equivalence to Swan Ganz catheterization; something that can only be achieved in an invasive procedure performed in a hospital setting.
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How it works
Please refer to the NICas Overview video on the homepage.