Long-Term Care

SNFs: A new era in post-acute care begins by Reg Hislop III

MDS 3.0 Insider, May 15, 2015

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Over the years I have written about the changing landscape in post-acute care, principally due to the health policy ground swell resultant from the ACA (other reasons too but the ACA concretized them all, more or less). Boiled down, the fundamental driver of change is "pay for performance"; the notion that payment will migrate toward value based concepts, away from fee-for-service.  The ACA and ACOs, bundled payments, readmission penalties, etc. concretized this oft discussed concept into policy (good, bad, flawed in some regards, and other).  However, before the ACA, the notion that healthcare was just too darned expensive wasn't new fangled.  The healthcare industry prior was moving toward pay-for-performance, incentive based models; privately and publicly.  Some reference posts on these concepts can be found on this site at http://wp.me/ptUlY-hq and http://wp.me/ptUlY-dw .

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