As the transformation from fee-for-service to fee-for-value accelerates into ever higher gears, healthcare organizations are starting to look more closely at post-acute care and the broad array of options that support patients after a hospital stay to reduce or eliminate readmissions and create a more integrated approach to care.
ACOs, clinically integrated networks, and managed care organizations across the country are rapidly embracing post-acute care as an essential component of the care continuum, especially for improving patient outcomes and reducing total cost of care. For at-risk organizations, the urgency around post-acute is well placed. Post-acute care represents the greatest area of variability in healthcare spending (73 percent), according to a recent study by the Institute of Medicine. From a national perspective, nearly 43 percent of Medicare acute inpatient discharges are sent to some form of post-acute care, and the bulk of these – nearly 80 percent – go to skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies.
GE Healthcare Camden Group offers comprehensive advisory services regarding post-acute services in at-risk, managed care, and fee-for-service settings. Our team of post-acute experts offers industry-leading solutions around acute/post-acute integration and partnership strategies, network development, strategic planning, care management and clinical redesign, as well as advice regarding post-acute collaboration, consolidation, and transactions. Team members have innovated approaches to post-acute collaboratives and led implementation of preferred provider networks resulting in significant savings for ACOs and health system organizations across the country.
Our post-acute advisory services include:
- Post-Acute Partnerships and Integration
- Managed Care Strategies
- Care Management and Redesign
- New Program Development
- Strategic Planning
- Collaboration Models and Consolidation