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6 Steps to Optimizing Your Admission Process

Are you looking to maximize efficiency with your admission process? We know, admissions can be tricky. There is only so much information to work with and everything needs to be coordinated perfectly in a very short time. From referral to discharge, residents entering your facility become part of a post-acute experience dedicated to ensuring their safety and wellbeing throughout their entire length of stay. So how can you make sure this process not only benefits your staff, but also has the best interests of your resident in mind?

In our eBook “Resident Experience: Mastering your Admission Process in 6 Steps” we give you an inside look into the admissions process, focusing on the first two parts of the resident experience, Pre-Admission and Admission. Here are our 6 steps to optimize your admission process:

Step 1: Determining the Level of Care Required

The beginning of any successful initiative starts with transparency. You need to ensure hospitals understand the level of care your facility can provide. With this baseline in place, you’ll have an easier time screening referrals.

Step 2: Determining the Financial Obligations

We can’t stress this enough, but coverage determination must be completed before the resident is discharged. If not, you may not get reimbursed for the care you provide.

Step 3: Communication is Key

As with all things, good communication goes a long way. Timing is everything in the admission process, and the sooner a decision is made, the better the outcome for the resident. Having an open line of communication with your referral partners will help streamline this process.

Step 4: Getting it Right in the First Hours Following Admission

With an efficient technology tool that quickly and easily creates and executes new resident documents, your staff could focus on the quality of care and service they’re delivering rather than administration.

Step 5: How Efficient Are Your Clinical Assessments and Care Plan Development?

Are your lengths of stay and readmission rates climbing? It could be that your initial assessment process is missing important information. A clinical support system, integrated into your overall technology platform, could allow your staff to improve care delivery, save time, and mitigate risk.

Step 6: Reduce Medication Risks From the Beginning

Starting on day one, a fully integrated medication and treatment administration system ensures that the right resident is receiving the right medication, in the right dose, using the right route, at the right time.

Interested in learning more? Check out our eBook, Resident Experience: Mastering Your Admission Process in 6 Steps and our previous blog post Pre-admission Matters – Because it Matters With PDPM.

For information on PDPM, check out our webinar series entitled “Your Journey Through PDPM“.

March 26, 2019