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Skilled Nursing Facilities

Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 22nd, 2018

Salt Lake City, June 22, 2018 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 12 research posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA June 24-26, 2018. The Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the premier forum for health services research, with a program designed specifically for health services researchers, […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) In Value-Based Care” White Paper

June 27th, 2017

Salt Lake City, June 27, 2017 – Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, entitled “Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) In Value-Based Care: Insights for Hospitals & Health Systems.” The white paper addresses how hospitals and health systems are increasingly relying on post-acute providers to provide high value, low cost care, […]

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Optimizing the Value of Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) in Value-Based Care

June 27th, 2017

In an effort to increase care coordination and decrease health care costs across the care continuum, many health systems and hospitals are reconfiguring their relationship with post-acute care (PAC) providers.

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Post-Acute Care (PAC) Optimization in a Value-Based Economy: Bridging the Gap Between Hospital and Home

May 2nd, 2017

Post-acute care (PAC) covers a range of health care services after hospitalization, including Long-Term Acute-Care (LTAC) hospitals, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs), Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), and Home Health (HH) agencies. Historically, health systems had little reason to closely integrate with PAC providers or even examine PAC providers on measures of cost and quality, largely because […]

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Six Characteristics of Successful Post-Acute Care (PAC) Value Networks

April 18th, 2017

Between 2001 and 2015 Medicare payments to post-acute care (PAC) providers more than doubled.[1] As such, PAC represents a growing opportunity for value-based entities such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled-payment model participants, and medical groups to create savings in overall spend. Consider that five percent of Medicare beneficiaries account for almost 50 percent of […]

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Analysis of 52 PAC Trends

November 28th, 2016

PAC represents the next frontier of opportunity for the success of ACOs, BPCI Model 2 participants, and CJR hospitals. In fact, of the ACOs which achieved shared savings, most attribute their success to closer PAC care coordination. Hospitals are narrowing networks, wanting to find the best PAC partners possible, and stronger care pathways and coordination are taking place at unprecedented levels.

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LP Data Insight: Medicare Spend by Service Type and Beneficiary Age

June 14th, 2016

Using CMS Limited Data Set (LDS) 2013 claims data, I examined the distribution of all Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) costs. The LDS claims file consist of 100% of all FFS claims for inpatient, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and hospice. However, they include only a 5% sample for claims related to durable medical equipment […]

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