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Webinar recap: top post-acute trends and takeaways for 2018

Post-acute is front and center in the value-based care movement, as this is where many of the cost reduction, efficiencies, and quality improvement initiatives are taking place. This puts post-acute providers under heightened scrutiny – from their partners, from payers, from consumers, and of course from CMS.

Skilled nursing facility incentives help hospitals

At the recent American Case Management Association (ACMA) Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, a common theme was how hospitals and health systems can leverage upcoming skilled nursing facility quality incentives to achieve more engagement and information sharing from their networks. Through the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program from Medicare  SNFs will be eligible for […]

Finally following the patient journey

A short time ago, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at Allscripts Client Experience (ACE) in Chicago.  While at the conference I recorded a podcast focused on care coordination. Here’s a preview of my discussion: I got the idea to start CarePort when I was a medical student. My first interactions with patients […]

Detroit Care Coordination Summit: benefits of forming a post-acute provider network

Recently, CarePort Health held a Care Coordination Summit in Detroit, Michigan, where local leaders in care transformation came together to share their challenges and ideas. This post is the first in a two-part series that covers our discussions at the summit. CarePort CEO Dr. Lissy Hu began the event with an update on value-based care […]

How to balance patient choice and preferred provider networks

With the 2018 Medicare Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule due to be released soon, health systems are trying to predict how they will be affected by Medicare’s continued attempts to control health care spending. Medicare is just starting to focus attention post-acute care (PAC) spending. This is because 23% of total Medicare dollars […]

White paper preview: what post-acute care providers actually want from hospital partners

The impact of value-based purchasing (VBP) and shared risk programs has traditionally focused on hospitals and health systems. But skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute providers play critical roles in patient care. Furthermore, starting in 2018, value-based purchasing will extend to post-acute providers, as nursing home payments become tied to hospital readmissions starting in 2019. […]

Post-acute partnerships – beyond year one: lessons from Baystate Health & Cleveland Clinic

Preferred post-acute networks have emerged as a strategy to reduce hospital readmissions. An earlier blog entry discusses creating a preferred provider network (5 tips from the Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Medical Center to create a preferred SNF network). In this entry, we share lessons learned from post-acute leaders from The Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Medical Center on how […]

5 tips from Baystate and Cleveland Clinic on creating preferred post-acute provider networks

Preferred post-acute provider networks have emerged as a strategy to reduce hospital readmissions. We share lessons learned from Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Medical Center when establishing a preferred SNF network. Health systems of all shapes and sizes are creating post-acute provider networks. Recently, I spoke with the Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Medical Center about their experiences […]

Applying CMS’s new SNF Five-Star measures to a preferred network program

What will new changes to the Five-Star Quality Rating system for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) mean for your organization?  How will these changes impact your post-acute care practices? In March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced new improvements to the Five-Star Quality Rating system for skilled […]

2016 year in review

To cap the year, we pulled together the most popular content from our blog, white papers and webinars. From the IMPACT Act to care coordination to preferred provider networks and the 2016 election, these are the stories that captured our attention: uses cookies to help ensure the best possible experience for users.