Can the Cormeum App Help You Reduce Readmissions?
Heart failure is the second largest cause of hospital readmissions1 and nearly 25% of those readmissions occur within 30 days.2 Those readmissions can cost providers to lose up to 3% of their annual medicare reimbursements. HF is consistently among the top five conditions cited at readmission and has both the highest number and highest rate of readmissions for Medicaid and self-pay/no charge stays.3
In addition to the financial costs, readmissions can also increase pressure on staff and fill beds and rooms that could otherwise be dedicated to new admissions, affecting the overall level of care provided.
With so much on the line, it is incumbent to explore options that can reduce readmissions and inform positive outcomes.
The Cormeum app can help.
We developed the Cormeum app to help patients manage heart failure and hypertension in three ways.
1. Tracking the right data — every day.
The Cormeum app helps patients track the metrics that they, and their providers, need: sodium levels, fluid intake and output, mood and more.
2. Educating patients for better outcomes.
The Cormeum app helps patients see how their lifestyle choices correlate to daily results and improvement over time.
3. Providing healthy alternatives.
The Cormeum website includes dozens of healthy, low-sodium recipes that provide patients with alternatives for keeping their HF or hypertension regimen in line with provider recommendations.
The Bottom Line
Providing the Cormeum app as a benefit to patients upon discharge could help your practice reduce readmissions and save money.
Learn more about Cormeum’s features or contact us for more information.
1 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD), 2018.
2 van Walraven C, Jennings A, Forster AJ. A meta-analysis of hospital 30-day avoidable readmission rates. J Eval Clin Pract. 2012; 18:1211–1218. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01773.x
3 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD), 2018.