WINTER PARK, Fla. (January 14, 2020)—Injured workers who are discharged from a hospital and need skilled care that cannot be delivered in the home are admitted into a post-acute care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing center. But where? And what should it cost? These are questions workers’ compensation carriers and third-party administrators have been asking HomeCare Connect.

“We recognized the gap in the continuity of care from the hospital to a skilled rehab facility and responded by creating Post-Acute Care Connect (PACC),” said Managing Partner Teresa Williams, MSW, LCSW.

HomeCare Connect developed and credentialed a network of over 15,000 facilities with various specialties, including spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, physical rehabilitation, and wound care. PACC Coordinators identify the most appropriate facility, provide a treatment plan and monitor ongoing treatment, sending weekly updates to claims representatives.

“With PACC, injured workers receive high quality care and thorough communication throughout the entire process,” Williams added. “Payers reduce costs by avoiding extended hospital stays while searching for a step-down unit and from our pre-negotiated rates and invoice reviews that ensure the rates and services are appropriate.”

PACC Coordinators also manage discharge planning and coordinate all medical equipment, supplies and home modification needs so the injured employee goes home to a safe and functional environment.

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