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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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The Future of Post-Acute Care Post-Pandemic. Are We Prepared?

According to a recent study, post-acute care (PAC) patient volumes decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation of elective surgeries and decrease in non-urgent hospital admissions were the biggest drivers for provider loss of revenue.  This was in part spurred on by the CMS guidelines recommending the cancellation or postponement of elective, non-essential procedures […]

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Building a Trusted Post-Acute Network Improves Patient Outcomes and Lowers Costs

Two recent reports have determined that building an effective post-acute care network will help healthcare systems improve patient outcomes while reducing costs and spending variations. Analysis from The Institute of Medicine and a Deloitte survey both indicate that—in order to succeed in value-based care—health systems need to establish a trusted, narrow network of high-quality, post-acute care partners. Not […]

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