Patient care is a particularly hot topic in this era of value-based care. Thanks to new metrics that focus on outcomes and readmission rates, post-acute care facility administrators are scrutinizing their current policies and procedures and implementing new plans.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has several changes in store for Medicaid that will affect post-acute care and skilled nursing care facilities in 2018. Familiarizing yourself with these three changes will help your facility make adjustments to.
As hospitals look for ways to reduce readmissions and avoid costly reimbursement penalties, many are reevaluating their relationships with post-acute care facilities. Facilities with poor metrics or inefficient communication methods are likely to find themselves.