One area where many SNFs have room to improve is medication management. Optimizing medication management services during care transitions will position SNFs as high-value partners in the preferred referral networks of hospitals and health systems.
In the rapidly changing healthcare delivery system, SNFs will need to implement strategies to integrate physicians to retain their market share and be competitive. The incentives inherent in value-based reimbursement necessitate a transformation on the part of SNFs.
Avalere Health LLC has appointed Carrie William Bullock to its reimbursement and product commercialization services practice. Her new role will have Bullock addressing strategic and tactical issues throughout the lifecycle of medical technologies with a specific focus on diagnostics, devices, and drugs and biologics.
Anne Tumlinson made a startling revelation about hospital discharges during a recent McKnight's webcast.
Nursing homes are planning to layoff direct caregivers, reduce employee benefits and cancel facility expansion plans as a result of cumulative Medicare and Medicaid cuts, a new survey finds.
Market and policy changes will force skilled care operators to dramatically change their business practices, an industry analyst said Monday. Successful operators will need to demonstrate quality care, risk management expertise and an ability to find complementary partners, according to Dan Mendelson, Avalere Health's CEO.