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IMPACT Act Readiness Study: Findings from 80 Health Systems

Under the IMPACT Act, new rules have been proposed which require discharge planners to share quality and clinical service information with patients as a way to reduce readmissions from post-acute care. CarePort surveyed 80 health systems across the US to learn how they are responding to the proposed changes. Here are the key takeaways.

  • High Awareness of the IMPACT Act
    The vast majority of health systems understand that the IMPACT Act will require changes to discharge planning workflows, with 85% of respondents reporting awareness of the IMPACT Act.
  • Change is on the Horizon
    59% of organizations today give patients paper lists with names and addresses of post-acute providers. But this is quickly changing under new legislation and alternative payment models.
  • It’s Top of Mind
    Healthcare organizations are starting to share post-acute quality and preferred providers with patients. Most organizations are already preparing to comply with the proposed discharge planning mandates. They are not waiting. 32% of organizations are already supporting these measures and another 46% are planning to implement new workflows within the next 12 months.

Click here for access to the full survey results on how healthcare organizations are responding to the IMPACT Act, including answers to questions such as:

  • Do you plan to demonstrate compliance with the changes proposed?
  • How does your organization provide information to patients about post-acute providers?
  • Does your organization denote preferred providers?
  • Does your organization provide patients with information about post-acute provider quality?
  • Does your organization provide patients with information about clinical services available at post-acute providers?
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