Post Acute Care

Positioning for narrowing PAC networks

Positioning for narrowing PAC networks

Variation and growth in post-acute care spending has earned PAC a spot on hospital and health systems' priority list for cost-saving opportunities. The success of new care delivery models — particularly hospital-driven bundles and accountable care organizations — also is dependent on reduced utilization and episodic cost management in non-hospital settings.

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

House and Senate take on bills that would standardize post-acute care data collection

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Both houses of Congress now officially are considering bills to standardize assessments across various post-acute care provider types. The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees introduced companion versions of the "Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014" Thursday, after releasing a draft in March.

naviHealth announces Cigna-HealthSpring alliance

naviHealth and Cigna-HealthSpring have announced a collaboration in managing post-acute care services for approximately 100,000 Cigna-HealthSpring members in the Mid-Atlantic and Pennsylvania markets.

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

Long-term care stakeholders submit quality measures performance report to HHS

As required by the Affordable Care Act, the National Quality Forum convened the Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) to develop a coordinated performance measurement approach across PAC and LTC settings.

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