Case Study: Extending staff to post-acute care partners

How Summit Medical Group reduced post-acute care costs

MedPac estimates that a full 73% of spending variation between Medicare patients comes from post-acute care. By partnering with and directing patients to high-quality, low-cost post-acute care facilities, providers can lower this variation and increase patient satisfaction.

By placing its staff at post-acute facilities to follow up with patients—and communicating this presence to patients—Summit Medical Group was able to successfully lower costs.

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