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CareCentrix to Present at Hospital Readmissions Conference
Date:1/27/2011

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareCentrix, Inc., the nation's leading provider of home health benefits management services, will present tomorrow at the World Congress' 2nd Annual Leadership Summit on Hospital Re-Admissions in Washington, D.C.  Dr. William Kerr, Chief Medical Officer, will discuss CareCentrix's HomeSTAR™ programs which are reducing hospital readmissions through the use of home based interventions.

Hospital readmissions are estimated to cost the U.S. health care system $31 billion, according to an April 2009 study by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  Twenty percent of all Medicare patients are estimated to return to the hospital within thirty days of discharge, and fifty-six percent will be readmitted within a year, according to a January 2009 study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.  To address these findings, CareCentrix has developed a structured program providing discharged patients with transitional, home-based support services. These services have proven to increase the likelihood of a successful recovery at home, avoiding a readmission to the hospital. Services are delivered by home health agencies educated in the program and chosen from CareCentrix's nationwide network. The HomeSTAR™ name describes the program's goal to provide patients a Home-based Successful Transition And Recovery from their in-patient stay.  

"The HomeSTAR™ program has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing the number of patients who return to the hospital after discharge.  Our home health agency partners who implement our specific interventions play a critical role assisting individuals with their transition from 24/7 care in the hospital setting to independent healing at home," said Dr. Kerr. "I'm very pleased to be able to share the structure and results of the HomeSTAR™ program at the World Congress's event."World Congress Leadership Summit on Hospital Re-Admissions Session Details:January 28, 2011, 11:55 am - 12:45 pm.Improving Quality – Re-Admission Reduction Using Home HealthWilliam Kerr, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CareCentrixAbout CareCentrixFounded in 1996, CareCentrix manages home nursing, infusion and medical equipment services for more than 20 million people across the country through a network of over 7,000 credentialed home care providers. The company provides health care plans and providers with a one-stop solution that coordinates care for patients in the home including skilled nursing services, durable medical equipment and home infusion drug therapies. CareCentrix recently expanded its services with the development of a new program that will help payers and providers reduce the rising rate of hospital readmissions.  CareCentrix is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, and has operations in Melville, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; Albuquerque, New Mexico and Overland Park, Kansas.  For more information about CareCentrix visit www.carecentrix.com.

About World Congress Leadership Summits The World Congress Leadership Summit Series addresses the most cutting-edge issues for health care executives across a wide range of industry sectors. Designed to expand on topics discussed at invitation-only summits during the World Health Care Congress, this series offers new perspectives on established methodologies, and details solutions to foster innovation and change. For more information, please visit www.worldcongress.com/leadership.


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