Post-Acute Shifts Focus From Volume To Value

Last week, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living hosted the first Population Health Management Summit which focused primarily on how the healthcare landscape is shifting from volume to value.

Medicare Advantage plans, positioned to drive payment and delivery reform, are expected to become the dominant form of Medicare by the year 2025.

For more on this, please see the below Forbes article.

What If More Patients Were Sent Directly To Skilled Nursing Facilities?

Three health networks in Boston formed an accountable care organization (ACO) this year, the Beth Israel Lahey Performance Network (BILPN). This ACO sees an opportunity in sending patients directly to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) without requiring a three-day hospital stay.

BILPN’s three-day waiver program is meant to provide a path for patients who don’t necessarily meet the criteria to be admitted to the hospital but would benefit from care in a place better suited to address their needs.

For more on this please see the article below.