What is the most cost-effective post-acute care setting for rehabilitation after a medical or surgical hospital stay—an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF)? It is widely assumed that rehabilitative care in an IRF may be more effective because of its higher-intensity programs, lower lengths of stay, and fewer readmissions. But, is this the full story?
As we emerge from a global pandemic, accountable care organizations must address key new trends now to maintain progress toward value-based care and mitigate financial risk. Analytics are key to helping ACOs gain a better understanding of trends so they can identify opportunities to drive quality improvement. These trends include: gaps in access to clinical care; shifts in patient volume; increased demand for virtual care; and social determinants of health challenges. To better understand rising trends and actions providers should take, we will reach out to hospital and health system leaders to discuss how recent trends influenced their decision to adopt value-based contracts. Then, during our July 28 webinar, we will release a comprehensive market report on these trends and implications for the future. Preventing gaps in access to clinical care Advanced payment models incentivize ACOs to deliver high-quality care and close gaps in care for patients, thereby earning shared savings