262017Oct

3 Day Skilled Nursing Facility Waiver: From Home to Rehab

The KHP care management team is now able to help patients get needed skilled nursing care and rehab, directly from home, a Doctor’s office, or the Emergency Room – thanks to a Next Generation ACO 3 Day SNF Waiver.

Lexington RN Health Coach Adona Burress and Outpatient Care Coordinator Shannon Nally recently stepped in to assist a patient who had multiple emergency room visits in a short span of time. After arranging free transportation and going with the patient on follow-up appointments, they had a better idea of the patient’s health issues. In two weeks time, the patient’s condition deteriorated significantly. With no family to assist and only a close neighbor for support, the KHP team utilized the Next Generation SNF Waiver to move the patient from home to short term rehab. After coordinating with the patient, the primary care provider and the facility, the patient was driven to the SNF by a friend and is currently getting care needed.

For more information about the Next Generation 3 Day SNF waiver, contact KHP at 877-543-5768. A list of approved Next Generation SNF facilities is located on the KHP website.