Striving for Success in Patient Outcomes

Our CEO, Saqib Akhter, spoke with the Innovators Connection podcast at the AHA Leadership Summit in July 2022 to discuss the success of value-based care models through building high-performing post-acute networks. In his brief chat, he stressed the importance of helping health systems through practical strategies to reduce acute length of stay, impact patient outcomes […]

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Why is Post-Acute Strategy Important?

A post-acute strategy ensures efficient hospital discharge and a well-managed post-acute experience, helping to improve patient outcomes. As a hospital and health system you are well positioned to enhance the overall value of post-acute care for three reasons: you are the primary source of post-acute referrals; you have the clinical capabilities to direct patients to […]

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Essentials to Success In The CMS Direct Contracting Entity (DCE) PART 2: Provider Network Optimization

The Direct Contracting Entity program is further proof of the federal government’s commitment to value-based care, but most DCE participants are missing a significant savings opportunity: post-acute care. Introduced in 2019 by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), the Direct Contracting Entity program (DCE) is building momentum in 2021. With 53 participants already […]

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Path Towards COVID-19 Recovery: Offsetting Healthcare Risk and MLR Penalties

COVID-19 delivered a type of perfect storm filled with disrupted usage patterns and delayed elective surgeries with many opting for post-acute care at home due to fear of infection and facility lockdowns. Lower utilization rates meant that health plans found themselves falling below the medical loss ratio (MLR) limits—even as restrictions are gradually lifted, some […]

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