If there's anything that's become clear about this ACO business lately, it's that it's not going to be as simple as A-B-C.
More than three-quarters of Medicaid beneficiaries will be enrolled in a managed care plan as of 2016, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday. The numbers reveal that managed care growth is especially strong in states that are expanding Medicaid.
Q: The government is notifying new participants in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Do you expect more post-acute providers in this latest round?
Robert Carter has been named senior vice president at Avalere. He will lead the Financial Services advisory practice group, which supports hedge funds and private equity by evaluating and identifying business risk and opportunities.
Post-acute care providers must understand how payment is being realigned and gather market data in order to form partnerships with hospitals, healthcare business strategy experts said Thursday.
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.