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3 Best Practices for Partnering With Post-Acute Providers for Better Care

H&HN Daily

Hospital executives are facing a relatively new challenge: managing the financial risk of bundled or capitated payment after a patient is discharged. Now that post–acute care providers are an extension of a hospital’s care delivery model, their performance has direct implications for the hospital’s reputation and bottom line. Not only…

Why Post-Acute Care Partners Are Critical to Hospitals’ Future


Health care executives are facing new management challenges as payers shift more risk to providers. As evidenced by the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative and, most recently, the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, hospitals are being pushed to assume greater risk for care episodes. This risk can extend…

Post-Acute Care in a Post-Election World

Numerof Minute

In three months, during the 2014 mid-term election campaign, Congress unanimously passed the bipartisan IMPACT Act to improve post-acute care quality and coordination. Post-election, it’s safe to say this is one healthcare reform that will remain intact. As it should, because days before the President signed the IMPACT Act on October…

Healthcare Alliances — Ensuring ROI from an Affiliation

Numerof Brief

The most difficult challenges hospitals face in an affiliation or acquisition are not price or financial due diligence, but cultural issues.  In fact, the most significant problems that occur post-acquisition usually are directly attributable to insufficient integration planning, a poorly defined vision for the combined company, and an underestimation of…