Q: You recently introduced a bipartisan bill to create a bundled payment system that would give a lump sum to acute and post-acute providers for a single episode of care. What makes your plan different?
Skilled nursing and rehabilitation providers would be able to join networks dedicated to treating chronically ill Medicare patients, under a new bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in both houses of Congress. The “Better Care, Lower Cost Act” seeks to establish the Better Care Program, which would enable healthcare providers to form networks similar to accountable care organizations, but with a special focus on coordinating care for those with chronic conditions.
Skilled nursing facilities and other post-acute providers would be eligible to participate in a Medicare bundled payment system proposed in a House of Representatives bill unveiled Thursday.
The National Quality Forum has endorsed a controversial hospital quality measure that assesses Medicare costs for a whole episode of care, including time spent in post-acute settings, the organization recently announced.
Managed care organizations are set to play a bigger role in how long-term care is provided for people currently eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, and providers should focus on having the right capabilities in place for them, according to a new report. Released by merchant bank TripleTree, it also identifies technology vendors enabling these capabilities in the long-term and post-acute care settings.
What do we need to know about federal authorities coming out with more penalties for hospitals?
naviHealth, a post-acute care management company and Health Alliance (a health plan for 300,000 people in Iowa and Illinois), recently announced an expanded partnership that will provide access to personalized post-acute care for Health Alliance Medicare Advantage members.
Researchers have developed a scoring system to determine which hospital patients are at highest risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge, potentially helping acute and post-acute providers focus on high-intensity transition care for these patients.