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Accountable Care Organization

Nikole Jay

A senior living perspective on ACOs

We recently joined an ACO with the hopes of delivering a collaborative health care model that will bridge the gap between physicians, hospitals and skilled nursing providers to offer high-quality coordinated care to area seniors.

Bruce Baron

Providing care in a world of ACOS

Eldercare providers need to consider ways to improve outcomes at a lower cost. Collaboration involving staff, patients or residents, and families – along the care continuum – is critical to each provider’s success.

Also in the news for Oct. 17, 2014 . . .

CMS announces new Accountable Care Organization model … Drugmaker reaches $31 million settlement, resolving charges that it paid kickbacks to long-term care pharmacies … People prefer institutional long-term care if they need more help with daily living activities … First-of-its-kind guidelines recommend pneumococcal vaccine to prevent COPD exacerbations

Neil Gulsvig

Seven key drivers of patient transitions

What strategies should a provider adopt in order to be on the “A” list as a preferred provider of short-stay and transitional care services in today’s ever-changing and challenging marketplace? And are you on the “A” list of preferred providers in your community?

Kristy Brown

Getting noticed by ACOs

Accountable care organizations were created to promote better care and better health for individuals and populations at a lower cost. They must identify providers that excel in areas not covered by ACOs themselves. In addition, providers must be accountable for their patients’ health, along with ACOs. That means providers have the financial incentives to do only what is absolutely needed.

Brian Fuller

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.

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