Kentucky Medicaid: Schedule post-discharge appointments after inpatient hospitalization to help improve health outcomes
As you know, for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan members who’ve been hospitalized for a mental illness, scheduling timely post-discharge appointments is vital to the member’s success after they’ve been discharged. These follow-up appointments can help members reacclimate to the community and reduce readmission rates.
Scheduling follow-up appointments for your patients The Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH) HEDIS® measure assesses the percentage of inpatient discharges for a diagnosis of mental illness among patients ages 6 and older that resulted in follow-up care with a mental health provider within 7 days.
Follow-up appointments can be an outpatient visit, intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization with a mental health practitioner. Appointments with primary care physicians, drug and alcohol counselors and non-licensed clinicians don’t count towards the FUH measure.
Appointment types that
count for the FUH measure
Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for mental health or outpatient
Group therapy, family therapy, individual therapy
Home health services with a mental health provider
Appointment types that do not count for the FUH measure
Appointments with a primary care physician (PCP)
Appointment for substance use treatment
Questions? Contact your designated UnitedHealthcare Care Advocate or Senior Quality Analyst Charles Nails at email@example.com.
HEDIS®is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).