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.

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