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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UnitedHealthcare, Seeing Success, Increases Commitment to Value-Based Care Programs

UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private payer, is increasing its commitment to value-based care models. In the last three years, the amount of UnitedHealthcare’s care-provider reimbursements tied to value-based care programs has nearly tripled to $64 billion annually. By the close of 2020, that number is expected to reach $75 billion. Nearly one in every three […]

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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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