With new models for the delivery of health care, post-acute care provides — long-term care hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies — have an important role to play. They can help reduce hospital readmissions, improve care coordination and care setting transitions, and participate in the development of bundled payment approaches.
A new Trendwatch report from the American Hospital Association looks at the factors driving changes in post-acute care and highlights innovative examples of how leading post-acute care providers and health systems are adjusting and creating new business models to improve patient care.
A separate addendum report provides more background on Medicare spending by sectors within post-acute care and their patient characteristics. Medicare’s current fee-for-service system by post-acute care venue is also summarized.
Source: Role of post-acute care in new care delivery models. Trendwatch, American Hospital Association, Dec. 2015. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/15dec-tw-postacute.pdf Addendum: Background On Post-Acute Care. http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/15dec-tw-postacute-adden.pdf
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