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By: Kepro BFCC-QIO
Immediate Advocacy helps foster a quick solution to a healthcare concern. Typically, Kepro intervenes with the provider, usually by phone, to try to find a solution to the problem.
Here is an example of Immediate Advocacy:
A Medicare patient's husband called Kepro with concerns about his wife's discharge from a skilled nursing facility. During a care conference with the surgeon, it was determined that the patient's husband was capable of taking care of his wife with help from home health services. However, once his wife was home, he had questions. He called Kepro to request help with understanding the plan of care and treatment options. Kepro scheduled a three-way conference call with the skilled nursing facility's social worker and the patient's husband. The plan of care was discussed further during the call, and the patient's husband gained a better understanding of his wife's treatment options.
The discharge appeals process provides a Medicare beneficiary who does not feel medically ready to be released from the hospital the opportunity to appeal the discharge via Kepro. This service is also available for skilled services, such as physical therapy. The beneficiary's appeal goes to a Kepro physician reviewer, who reviews the patient's medical records to determine if the additional treatment is needed.
For more information about Kepro, visit https://www.keproqio.com. A graphic at the bottom of the web page connects to educational YouTube videos that provide further information about the services offered by Kepro. The website also offers resources, such as information cards that can be printed and kept on a refrigerator or placed in a wallet, that can be found by clicking on the link for Advocacy Resources.
For More Information Contact:
Scott Fortin, Sr. Director of Communications and Outreach
(216) 447-9604 x7202
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