Continuity of Care

Discharge programs follow patients to the next care setting.

Forefront’s discharge continuity of care programs for seniors enables hospital partners to follow the patient home whether to a long-term care setting or to their family. Enhance your market position with skilled nursing facilities by empowering their teams with skilled professional staff to assist in managing returning patients often with new and more complex medication regimens.

Continuity of Care

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Hospitals

We follow patients to their next care setting in the home and skilled nursing facilities to ensure they are acclimated and their behavioral health medications are managed through the transition.

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Long Term Care

In skilled nursing facilities, as patients transition to home, we are following to continue care for behavioral health needs,

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Home Health

On behalf of organizations carrying the risk and other healthcare entities, we are following behavioral health patients to home to better manage their medication and therapeutic needs.

 

Continuity of Care

We believe all care is local and our clinical team is there virtually to direct and provide clinical patient care and operational oversight for hospital teams when necessary. Our national pandemic has demonstrated for both patients and clinicians just how flexible telehealth can be in providing the highest quality of care safely and efficiently. Our practice organization can now provide services in 47 states which enables our national clinical leadership to collaborate through our care team PODs in support of any service line from the emergency department, consult coverage, to inpatient psychiatric units, to post-acute and home care settings. Foundational to our philosophy is our clinical talent development from recruiting and onboarding through credentialing to quality and compliance audits. Our board-certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners have extensive experience with seniors and telehealth. We utilize Joint Commission standards for credentialing and conduct Focus Professional Performance Evaluations (FPPE) and Ongoing Professional Performance Evaluations (OPPE) to ensure initial and ongoing competence. Our reviews ensure accurate documentation and appropriate patient care as well as a peer-review process to review and audit the care of our providers.

Forefront’s consumer application for home links patients in need of psychiatry and psychology treatment programs with our high-quality national network of providers to bring behavioral health home for seniors. Receiving clinical documentation through our partners, Forefront connects and delivers behavioral health to seniors transitioning between care settings to ensure continuity of care. We follow the patient as needed while informing primary care providers and other care team members of care plans and progress.

The ability to follow patients bringing continuity of care for behavioral needs is critical to enabling quality of life in every care settings transition. Forefront is helping our partners prevent unnecessary readmissions while supporting family members and care teams in lesser acute facilities. The continuity our programs deliver ensure patients and their family members the highest quality of life possible.

Forefront provides the technology and service delivery at no cost to families or the facilities that serve these patients with behavioral health needs. We handle all billing of insurance for seniors in need of psychiatric and therapy services in the transition of care settings.

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