I have a few questions for those of you that work in a hospital where Select Specialty rents a unit from your facility.
Our rapid response team was informed that when they come back to our facility that they will be using our lab and radiology, etc as they did before. Now they are saying that SSH will be using our RRT as well.
How did that work in regards to getting a pt from their hospital transferred to your ICU for example post code? Was it a easy process or did it take awhile?
Jul 18, '13
by BrandonLPN, LPN
This is interesting. I never knew such arrangements existed.
I've always wondered why more of the bigger hospitals don't have their own subacute and/or LTAC units. It seems to me that if these companies can make a profit from the reimbursement for such patients, so could the hospital. Of course, I bet the reason most of these LTAC companies do show a profit is precisely because they are more cut-throat and profit-driven than the hospitals the or renting space from.
The way this is done, it almost seems like when a supermarket rents out some of their empty space to a bank or a McDonalds. Or like the system as a whole is just farming this level of care out to the cheapest bidder. I suppose that's the definition of "free market". Sometimes it's ugly.
As for the hospital's rapid response team responding to codes in the specialty hospital, well, it makes perfect sense on the surface. Nut I wonder what sort of legal horror would ensue in the case of a code that went wrong.
Last edit by BrandonLPN on Jul 18, '13