While most hospitals (88%) have or plan to build a post-acute network, the investment has often failed to yield intended outcomes. Some providers struggle to utilize their preferred partners, while others may not have enough capacity within the preferred network to accept all discharges.
To drive post-acute outcomes, health systems must help patients choose high-quality, in-network providers—and support the post-acute market overall in elevating their quality.
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Infographic: It takes two to improve provider relations
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Numerous financial incentives exist that promote the close coordination between acute care health systems and post-acute care. In this article, we outline the six most impactful of these incentives, their specific impacts, and how these incentives warrant a cross-continuum approach. Read the blog post.
Blog Post: Which metrics should you use to evaluate your present PAC network?
Before engaging potential post-acute care (PAC) partners in active collaboration, a hospital should conduct an internal analysis of the current status of its PAC relationships and its strategic needs with respect to post-acute care. In this article, we outline sample metrics that can help you evaluate your present network. Read now.
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