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3 Factors Hindering Hospitals from Providing Quality Behavioral Health Treatment

3 Factors Hindering Hospitals from Providing Quality Behavioral Health Treatment

More than 56%, or 27 million, U.S. adults experiencing a behavioral health illness are not receiving treatment.1,2 Historically, a lack of education on behavioral health has played a major role in an individual’s willingness to seek treatment. However, as awareness and education around behavioral health services grow, new barriers hinder patients...

Three Inpatient Rehabilitation Trends Every Health Executive Should Know

Three Inpatient Rehabilitation Trends Every Health Executive Should Know

2024 is anticipated to be a year of significant change for post-acute and inpatient rehabilitation service lines. To help ensure hospitals stay ahead of these changes and position themselves for success throughout the year, health leaders are looking into the trends expected to have the greatest impact. Three of these top...

Strategies to Improve Primary Care Operations: Importance of Behavioral Health Partnership

Strategies to Improve Primary Care Operations: Importance of Behavioral Health Partnership

Growing Need for Behavioral Health in the Hospital Setting An analysis by the Advisory Board noted that approximately 90% of both low- and high-acuity patients would choose to seek out their primary care provider (PCP) for behavioral health treatment and/or resources.1 However, patients who choose to admit to their PCP over other...

5 Healthcare Consumer Trends Impacting Hospitals Nationwide

5 Healthcare Consumer Trends Impacting Hospitals Nationwide

Healthcare is an ever-changing landscape, and so are its consumers. A recent Advisory Board report uncovered key insights into the latest healthcare consumer behaviors and how hospitals can prepare for its impact both now and in the future through inpatient rehabilitation integration. Five factors influencing healthcare consumer decisions and the driving...

Combat Rising Emergency Department Admissions with Behavioral Health Integration

Combat Rising Emergency Department Admissions with Behavioral Health Integration

Rising Emergency Department Admissions: A Cause for Concern The number of admissions and readmissions to the emergency department (ED) for behavioral health services has seen rapid growth in the past several years. This rise has not only significantly increased healthcare costs, but it continues to have a negative impact on the...

Case Study: Palomar Health Expands Care Access to the Greater San Diego Community

Case Study: Palomar Health Expands Care Access to the Greater San Diego Community

The Challenge For members of the North San Diego community in the past, access to specialized acute rehabilitation care was not readily available. This forced patients to travel outside of their local community to receive treatment which was also not near other sites of care, such as the emergency department (ED)...

Inpatient Rehab vs. Skilled Nursing: C-Suite’s Guide to Optimal Outcomes

Inpatient Rehab vs. Skilled Nursing: C-Suite’s Guide to Optimal Outcomes

All post-acute settings are not created equal.1 The growing rate of skilled nursing facility (SNF) closures has only reinforced this gap in care quality, leaving patients and hospitals straining to find care settings equipped and available to meet their unique needs. One setting that has weathered the storm of shifting regulatory...

Top 5 resources aiding in behavioral health talent development and retention

Top 5 resources aiding in behavioral health talent development and retention

As the rapid growth of both medically complex and behavioral health patients persists, the demand for resources has never been more intense. The challenge to meet this demand is compounded by the fact that the supply of behavioral health team members is not sufficient to meet the growing need for mental...

Behavioral health consumes majority of healthcare spending: Improve outcomes through program integration

Behavioral health consumes majority of healthcare spending: Improve outcomes through program integration

Current state of behavioral healthcare spending Patients with behavioral health conditions – in addition to physical conditions – drive roughly 57% of all healthcare spending. However, very little of that money goes toward treating behavioral conditions, notes a Milliman report.1 Although behavioral health is a cost driver for many hospitals and health...

HFMA and Lifepoint Survey

2024 C-suite Post-Acute Priorities: An HFMA and Lifepoint Survey

Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)1 and Lifepoint Rehabilitation partnered on a survey of 100 hospital executives sourced from across the nation. The survey explored key challenges and opportunities around post-acute services, including top healthcare trends, improving the patient experience and service line expansion/development opportunities.

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