FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2013
Contact: Ashley Durkin
WASHINGTON—Nov. 5, 2013—Today the Visiting Nurses Association of America (VNAA) released the VNAA Case Study Compendium: Innovative Models for the Evolving Home Health and Hospice Industry, a collection of innovative programs from across its membership of nonprofit home health and hospice providers. This compendium consists of ten VNAA member case studies highlighting successful methods and techniques nonprofits conducted in order to adapt to a new healthcare landscape.
Health care delivery reform changes in regulation, reimbursement and quality outcomes goals provide nonprofits with the opportunity to create innovative programs, partnerships and clinical processes to ensure sustainability in the future and success in business operations. This compendium includes just ten of the many programs that nonprofit home health and hospice providers institute to deliver efficient, high-quality care to patients.
“This compendium supports VNAA’s strategic goal to lead innovation and transformation in new care delivery and payment models,” said Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO of VNAA. “We offer these initial case studies, with more to follow, to demonstrate the critical role of home health in supporting preventive, primary and post-acute providers to prevent hospitalizations and avoid unnecessary rehospitalizations.”
VNAA developed the case studies using data from surveys, telephone interviews and additional written materials. VNAA is grateful to the nonprofit home healthcare and hospice agency leaders who responded to a call for case studies and supported the development of this report:
- Concord Regional VNA | Concord, N.H.
- Visiting Nurse Service of New York | New York, N.Y.
- WellSpan VNA | York, Pa.
- VNA of Somerset Hills | Basking Ridge, N.J.
- Christiana Care VNA | New Castle, Del.
- Advanced Home Care | High Point, N.C.
- Sutter Care at Home | Sunnyvale, Calif.
- Visiting Nurse Health System | Atlanta, Ga.
- Home Nursing Agency | Altoona, Pa.
- VNA Health System | Shamokin, Pa.
VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at www.vnaa.org.