Healthcare is exploring new post-acute care (PAC) delivery and payment models to support high-quality, coordinated and cost-effective care across the continuum—a direction that ultimately will hold PAC organizations more accountable for the care they provide.
For example: two of four CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) models include PAC services; and beginning in 2018, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) will be subject to Medicare readmissions penalties.
2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Post-Acute Care Trends captures industry efforts to enhance care coordination for individuals receiving post-acute services following a hospitalization—initiatives like the creation of a preferred PAC network or collaborative.
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For the purposes of these metrics, PAC is defined as the following: Care received following a stay in an acute care hospital from either a skilled nursing facility (SNF), home health agency (HHA), inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), or long-term care hospital (LTCH).
This 40-page report, based on healthcare industry responses to HIN's landmark survey on trends in post-acute care, compiles a wealth of metrics presented in a series of data tables and dozens of charts.
Breaking down findings by high-responding industry sectors, the 2015 market metrics in this report capture the following data points:
and much more.
Prevalence of initiatives to improve PAC coordination and delivery;
Strategies employed to improve PAC care and reduce cost;
Population discharge trends to PAC facilities (SNF, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, etc.);
Most challenging clinical conditions to manage in the PAC setting;
Tools employed to improve PAC delivery;
Inclusion of post-acute care in value-based reimbursement methodologies (accountable care organization, bundled payments, capitated contracts, etc.);
Primary responsibility for coordination of post-acute care;
Greatest challenge of administering post-acute care services;
Most effective tools, workflows or protocols in improving PAC care and reducing PAC cost, in respondents' own words;
Greatest successes achieved by PAC improvement efforts;
Impact of post-acute care coordination on clinical and organizational outcomes, including quality of care, hospital readmissions, medication adherence, ER visits, etc.;
Area of post-acute care most in need of reform;
- Respondents' preparations for increased CMS scrutiny of 30-Day SNF readmission rates beginning in 2018;
- The complete July 2015 Trends in Post-Acute Care survey tool;
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The 40-page 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Post-Acute Care Trends is part of the HIN Healthcare Benchmarking series, which provides continuous qualitative data on industry trends to empower healthcare companies to assess strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to improve by comparing organizational performance to reported metrics.
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