How Interventional Analytics Will Improve Nursing Care for MA Members

April 10, 2023
Interventional analytics has emerged as an essential technology to assist payers and nursing homes in making care decisions to improve outcomes for aging members.   The Medicare Advantage population is set for tremendous growth over this decade. Estimates show that the MA program will cover more than two-thirds of the Medicare population by 2030. This growing and aging population will increasingly require long-term post-acute care, which is already costing Medicare tens of billions of dollars in payments to skilled nursing facilities that account for almost half of all post-acute care spending by the federal program. Payers in the MA space must more

Managing Your Post-Acute Spend – The Cost of Doing Nothing

March 15, 2023
During a recent webinar hosted by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), Real Time’s Executive Vice President of Health Systems Solutions Phyllis Wojtusik, RN, and Vice President of Clinical and Network Quality  Margie Latrella, MSN, APN-C discussed the clinical and financial impact of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) “doing nothing” when it comes to post-acute spend, including missed opportunities related to quality of care, lack of oversight into network performance, and losing potential earned shared savings dollars on post-acute care (PAC) patients. In a value-based care (VBC) world, ACOs are responsible for the entire patient journey; therefore, their long-term success more

Transitions of Care – The Roadmap to Effective Points of Care

February 22, 2023
During a recent educational series hosted by Health Data Management and KLAS Research, Real Time’s Executive Vice President of Health Systems Solutions Phyllis Wojtusik, RN, and Vice President of Clinical and Network Quality Margie Latrella, MSN, APN-C dissect what an award winning, scalable transitions of care model looks like, helping patients, families, and acute/post-acute teams stay on top of points of care. With CMS’ ongoing initiative of decreasing readmissions and push towards value-based care, now is the time for acute care providers to make care transitions a priority among their post-acute network providers.   The True Costs of Transitions more

3 Steps SNFs Are Taking Today For Success in Value-Based Care

February 21, 2023
The right care level. The right care management. The right care transitions. Although those three areas of skilled nursing have continuously been central to patient success, in a value-based landscape, they are vital. SNF operators must be able to stay one step ahead of their patients’ care needs so they can anticipate change in conditions and respond appropriately. They need the ability to adjust care delivery on the go, to provide the patient and family everything they need.

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