July 7, 2016

As payers shift more risk to providers – which can extend well beyond the acute care discharge – identifying and selecting post-acute partners has become critical.  Post-acute providers are no longer simply a downstream referral partner.  They’ve become an extension of the hospital’s care delivery model and have a more direct impact on a hospital’s reputation and bottom line than ever before.

Hospital executives will need to adopt different approaches to managing these relationships. In their recent article for H&HN, Why Post-Acute Care Partners are Critical to Hospitals’ Future, Michael Abrams and Gordon Philips provide key questions that leadership should ask when selecting strategic partners.

The article was also featured in coverage by FierceHealthcare.