Reduce healthcare costs and improve access with our live telephonic education and guidance services designed to decrease unnecessary emergency room visits
Misuse of the Emergency Room creates unnecessary costs for all involved and prevents medical personnel from tending to those who are truly experiencing an emergency. Care delivered in Emergency Department settings for non-emergent conditions is noted as a primary driver of the skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United States.
It is estimated that more than $18 billion could be saved annually from unnecessary emergency room visits if those patients whose medical problems are considered "avoidable" or "non-urgent" were to take advantage of primary or preventive healthcare and not rely on ERs for their medical needs.
Evidence also supports that Medicaid participants typically enter the healthcare system via the Emergency Department at rates higher than other groups. We understand that active outreach is beneficial in educating those you care for and is a necessary component to enhancing the total well-being of the population and reducing emergency room utilization
With Envolve's family of companies as your health risk measurement partner, you can rest easy knowing that you have a dedicated team of clinical professionals on your side helping you reduce unnecessary emergency room visits among your population
By educating those you care for about other places to receive care, when to wait to see a primary care provider and when to call the nurse advice line, you can reduce unnecessary emergency room visits for non-emergent situations.
There's a downside for those visiting the ER, too. From lack of comprehensive care and unclear knowledge of patient history to limited counseling time from those in the ER due to other emergencies, having a continuity of care is difficult when the ER is used as a primary care facility.
Health plans, along with hospitals and doctors, are realizing the importance of a collaborative effort to coordinate patient care and recommend the most appropriate level of care. Unnecessary emergency room visits, despite the actual seriousness of an injury or illness, has resulted in inflated and unnecessary healthcare costs across our nation. By partnering with us, you can empower those you care for to make the best choice for where to get care, reduce your costs incurred by overuse of the ER and improve your customer engagement.
During outreach, our nurses provide participants with: