Managed Care is growing! Here is a look at the increase the five biggest Payers have seen in Medicare Advantage membership in the last year. Aetna leads the pack with an over 30 percent increase over last year. See the article below for this and more.
Rehospitalization is the most closely tracked metric for all payers. A recent Dartmouth study reduced RTH by 31%, predominately for LTC residents.
For more on this, see this article from @mcknightsltcn:
CMS has announced a new rule that will help Medicare Advantage plans to better compete with one another. This competition will be possible due to the types of benefits they will be able to offer next year including transportation, home environmental improvements and many more.
For more on this, read the @HeartlandInst article below.
Skilled Nursing Facilities are experiencing the necessity of a positive Payer relationship.
Medicare Advantage plans are focusing on strategies that will have the greatest impact, affecting the most lives.
To succeed, SNFs must learn to identify a Payer’s top priorities and build a solid foundation of communication, ensuring both parties are on the same page with data as this is often a source of conflict.
For more on this please see the article below.