ED, Outpatient, and Hospital

Total case management provides better patient care while generating revenue for the healthcare entity. Total case management incorporates the Emergency Department, Hospital, Clinics, and Long Term Care. Coordinating all these resources increases NET REVENUE by $500,000 a year at minimum.

Total Case Management

Return on Investment

  • Increased Admissions and Observations
  • Increased Inpatient and Outpatient Revenue
  • Improved Patient Care Coordination
  • Reduced Emergency Room Return Visits
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction
  • Reduction in Uncompensated Care in ED

Six Month Volume and Revenue

Referral Type Volume of Referrals
Receiving the Service
Difference from Usual Referral Pattern Gross Revenue Net Revenue
Inpatient 73 36 $218,000 $109,000
Observation 64 45 $89,000 $44,500
Follow Up Visits 600 300 $54,000 $27,000
OB 19 NA $95,000 $47,500
Surgery 9 NA $73,000 36,500
Ancillary 25 NA $74,000 37,000
Home Health & Behavioral Health 20 NA $66,000 33,000
Total Revenue $669,000 $334,500

Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction

  • Call Backs to check on patient and identify positive or negative experiences
  • Full Circle Care:
    • Acute needs often shed light on chronic care issues that often are not addressed in an ED leaving the circle open.“ Treat them and street them.”
    • Case management can follow through on meeting those needs so the patient does not fall through the crack and keep having health problems.
  • Explanation of care by nonclinical person
  • Someone to check on the patient prior to discharge to clear up any concerns or questions.
Since partnering with LTCM’s Total Case Management Program, our ED admission rates have increased by 35% from the prior year. Our patients receive personalized care and education from qualified ED case managers. The program delivers rapid and consistent results.

Billie Bell, RN, MBA, FACHE
Chief Nursing Officer, Medina Regional Hospital

LTCM sets the new standard shifting the paradigm from the typical rural hospital case management model. The LTCM model for total case management engages the entire system where everyone is a stakeholder creating the best outcomes for our patients and staff, and most importantly, the community.

John A. Graves, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Dimmit Regional Hospital

LTCM Consulting has successfully helped our organization implement Case Management within our Emergency Department. This service has been a tremendous support for patient satisfaction, provider education, and increase in patient admission rate. Our organization alone would not have had the timely results provided by contracting with LTCM!

Lisa Gates, RN BSN
Chief Nursing Officer , Southwest Health Systems

Case Studies

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District

DHCHD was a hospital district on the brink of closure, losing over $500,000 per year for the past 12 years. Within two years Loree and her team turned it around resulting in a $1.5 million profit and a $4.8 million reduction…