Want to increase your Referral & Admission Volumes?


Darren Mathis

Next Generation Referral Management Systems (RMS) can help!

Harnessing technology like an electronic Referral Management System (RMS) can significantly help a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) increase their referral and admission volumes. Here are several ways the SNF can achieve this:

Faster Response Times

An RMS allows the SNF to receive and process referrals quickly and efficiently. By responding promptly to referring institutions, the SNF can increase their chances of securing admissions before patients are referred elsewhere.

Real-Time Bed Availability

An RMS with real-time bed availability updates enables referring institutions to see the SNF's current occupancy status. Having accurate bed availability information can prompt referring facilities to make timely decisions, increasing the likelihood of choosing the SNF for patient placement.

Seamless Communication

The RMS facilitates seamless communication between the SNF and referring institutions. Through automated updates and notifications, referring healthcare providers can stay informed about the status of their referrals and collaborate more effectively.

Targeted Marketing and Outreach

The RMS can provide valuable data on referral sources, including hospitals and physician offices. The SNF can use this information to target their marketing efforts and outreach to those referring institutions, building strong relationships and encouraging more referrals.

Enhanced Referral Tracking

An RMS can track the referral pipeline, helping the SNF monitor the status of each referral and identify any potential bottlenecks or delays. Addressing these issues promptly ensures a smoother referral process and improved admission rates.

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Data-Driven Decision Making

With an RMS, the SNF can collect and analyze referral data, identifying patterns and trends. This data-driven approach allows the SNF to make informed decisions on resource allocation, capacity planning, and service offerings to meet the needs of referring sources.

Efficient Insurance Verification

The RMS can integrate with insurance databases, enabling quick and accurate verification of patient insurance coverage. This reduces the risk of admitting patients with inadequate insurance and ensures smoother reimbursement processes.

Enhanced Patient Experience

An RMS can improve the overall patient experience by streamlining the referral and admission process. Patients and their families may prefer facilities with efficient and technologically advanced systems, leading to more positive word-of-mouth referrals.

Integrated Clinical Data Sharing

With an RMS, the SNF can share patient data securely with referring institutions, allowing for better care coordination. This integration fosters trust among referring providers and encourages them to choose the SNF for patient placements.

Compliance and Quality Reporting

An RMS can help the SNF maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and quality reporting. Meeting and exceeding quality metrics can enhance the facility's reputation and make it more attractive to referring institutions.

Referral Source Feedback

The RMS can collect feedback from referring institutions about their experience with the SNF. Positive feedback can be leveraged for testimonials and marketing efforts, while any negative feedback can prompt improvements and better customer service.

Implementing an electronic Referral Management System (RMS) allows a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) to improve operational efficiency, enhance communication, and make data-driven decisions that ultimately increase referral and admission volumes. A well-integrated RMS can help the SNF build stronger relationships with referring institutions, provide better patient experiences, and position the facility as a preferred choice for patient placements.

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