, November 21, 2019
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Trella Health, the leading source for current and complete post-acute outcomes data and performance analytics, published its most recent Industry Trend Report and released a new quarterly data set. Trella customers now have access to CMS claims data through the second quarter of 2019.
According to Trella's CEO, Ian Juliano
, "Trella strives to not only provide the most recent and complete data in the market, but also to offer analysis and insights into the post-acute care market. Our latest trend report is an example of that."
The Industry Trend Report breaks down the most recent national and state-level trends in the hospice, home health, and skilled nursing markets. It also offers insights into Medicare beneficiaries and post-acute discharge instructions. Key takeaways include:
- From Q1 2018 to Q1 2019, the total number of Medicare beneficiaries grew by 1.4 million, an increase of 2.5%. Medicare fee for service (FFS) beneficiaries declined by .4%, while Medicare Advantage beneficiaries increased by 7.7% to 22.1 million.
- Home health surpassed skilled nursing as the most likely post-acute referral destination. 23.3% of inpatient discharges were coded for home health compared to 21.1% referred to SNF. This is the first reporting period where home health was instructed at a higher rate than SNF.
- Hospice average length of stay (ALOS) increased from 74.5 to 77.9 days from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019. The additional 3.4 days represents a 5% longer stay and is the highest ALOS we've seen since reporting on the metric.
Of note, Trella introduced a new section on skilled nursing after launching a solution for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) in Spring 2019. In addition, Trella dedicated a portion of the report to PDGM to assist home health organizations in preparing for the rule to take effect in January 2020
. Trella is devoted to continually investigating and sharing trends around admissions, utilization, and other metrics to serve as resource to the post-acute community.
Find Trella's latest Industry Trend Report here: https://www.trellahealth.com/portfolio_page/industry-trend-report-2019/.
About Trella Health Trella Health provides acute, ambulatory, and post-acute organizations with the most complete picture of care activity in their service areas. As one of only a few companies in the country deemed 'Innovators' under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Virtual Research Data Center Program, Trella has access to 100% of Medicare Part A and Part B claims data. Trella analyzes 1.2 billion claims annually and presents relevant insights to nearly 10,000 users so they can build higher-performing care networks, serve more patients, and reduce the cost of care.
SOURCE Trella Health