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

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. The momentum for change is driven in part from government-initiated efforts that hold hospitals and health systems responsible for the cost and quality of care delivered beyond the four walls of acute care. There has also been an increased interest in identifying the appropriate site of care and leveraging the benefits of each PAC setting.