FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2015
HEALTHCARE CALIFORNIA ACHIEVES LOWEST ACUTE CARE HOSPITALIZATION RATE
In data just released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), HealthCare California achieved an Acute Care Hospitalization (ACH) rate of 9.5% for July compared to a state rate of 19.5% and a national rate of 24.4%.
In commenting on this milestone, Devin S. Nugent, Chief Executive Officer, stated:
We are very pleased to see the outstanding efforts of our clinical team translating into such a low hospitalization rate for our patients. With an ACH rate less than half that of the average California home health agency, HealthCare California continues to be a value-added partner to our hospitals and skilled nursing facilities trying to cut down on hospital readmissions and related penalties imposed by CMS. We look forward to continuing this trend of excellence in keeping patients at home and out of the hospital.
Devin S. Nugent