Explores study findings on why provider organizations decide to participate in a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program, what factors impact successful value-based payment uptake, and what this means for complex care.
Highlights how skilled nursing facilities are switching to the Patient Driven Payment Model — a payment system that removes therapy minutes as the basis for payment and enhances payment accuracy for services by making reimbursement dependent on a wide range of clinical characteristics.
For frail older adults with complex care needs, an inpatient hospital stay is destabilizing and often marks the beginning of a decline in functioning. For these older adults and their families, the post-hospital period is a risky, confusing, and stressful time.
For the past 20 years, the fundamentals of health care delivery have remained largely unchanged. Health plans rely on cost-shifting and utilization management to bend the cost curve, and doctors and hospitals accept lower prices in exchange for increased patient volumes.