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Collective Medical and Consulate Health Care Announce Partnership

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, delivering the nation’s most effective network for care
collaboration, today announced a partnership with Consulate
Health Care
. The partnership will facilitate improved care
transitions across 140 of Consulate’s facilities with the tens of
thousands of providers on the Collective Network. With the Collective
Platform, Consulate facilities will gain visibility into transitions of
care—including visibility into when patients are observed, admitted,
transferred or discharged—and will contribute patient insights delivered
in real time, supporting reduced preventable readmissions.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
estimate one in five
Medicare patients—approximately 2.6 million seniors—discharged from a
hospital are readmitted within 30 days, costing $26 billion every year.
Some of these readmissions could have been avoided if providers had
real-time visibility into patient activity and care transitions.

Under new Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) models, readmissions are becoming
a major concern for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) across the
country. If providers fail to comply with readmission improvement
benchmarks, they automatically receive a two percent cut in Medicare
fee-for-service rates.

Consulate is a leading national provider of senior healthcare services,
specializing in post-acute care. It offers services ranging from
comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to
Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Starting as a small provider in
Pennsylvania, Consulate has expanded its community across the east
coast—never forgetting what matters most: its patients.

“We have always prioritized our patients’ needs above anything else,”
says Chris Bryson, CEO of Consulate Health Care. “Our partnership with
Collective exemplifies that commitment. Collective is already working
with other post-acute facilities throughout the country who have seen
radical improvements in both patient health outcomes and readmission
rates. We’re thrilled to be a part of the movement to collaborate on
patients across all points of care.”

In addition to its significant east coast presence, Consulate is now the
largest provider of post-acute services in the state of Florida. In the
state, Collective is partnered with the Florida Hospital Association and
Florida College of Emergency Physicians on an initiative to better
coordinate care, specifically targeting readmissions. Collaboration and
better care transitions between hospitals and post-acute facilities,
facilitated by Collective, has been proven to reduce preventable
hospital readmissions.

Collective has been supporting post-acute providers in achieving
transformative reductions in preventable readmissions. According to a
recent article published by Skilled
Nursing News
, within five months of implementing the Collective
Platform, Marquis Companies, a skilled nursing provider based in the
Pacific Northwest, reduced its hospital readmissions rate by 60 percent.

“We are so pleased that Consulate chose to partner with Collective to
improve care transitions, particularly for some of the highest-needs
patients it serves,” says Chris Klomp, CEO of Collective Medical. “The
post-acute community plays a vital part in supporting individuals with
complex needs and chronic conditions, and our software enables them even
greater awareness to both identify and anticipate those needs, as well
as to collaborate with other providers across the care continuum to meet
them. We’re proud to support Consulate and providers across the country
as they innovate even better ways to care for patients in our

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Collective Medical empowers care teams to improve patient outcomes by
closing the communication gaps that undermine patient care. With a
nationwide network engaged with every national health plan in the
country, hundreds of hospitals and health systems and tens of thousands
of providers, Collective’s system-agnostic platform is trusted by care
teams to identify at-risk and complex patients and facilitate actionable
collaboration to make better care decisions and improve outcomes. Based
in Salt Lake City, Collective is proven to streamline transitions of
care, improve coordination across diverse care teams, and reduce
medically unnecessary hospital admissions. Learn more at
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Consulate Health Care is a national leading provider of senior
healthcare services, specializing in post-acute care. We offer services
ranging from comprehensive short-term rehabilitation and transitional
care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Consulate Health Care began as a
small provider in Cheswick, PA with a strong focus on patient needs. We
haven’t waivered from that focus, which has strengthened our family and
allows us to sustain jobs in many communities, create rigorous systems
of care and deploy technology that makes it easier to understand patient
needs. Even as we’ve grown to become the sixth-largest provider in the
nation and the largest in the Sunshine State, it’s the little things we
do while fulfilling our mission statement of “Providing Service with Our
Hearts and Hands” that really make the difference. From visiting with
our patients while they eat to pulling up the sheets to just the right
height, our employees care for patients like family, not because it’s
their job, but because it’s their calling.