Post-Acute Strategies for Managing Risk with Hospital, ACO, and Payer Partners
Value-based care (VBC) continues to gain momentum throughout the healthcare landscape, demanding better patient care over quantity of services delivered. According to the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network, 40% of healthcare reimbursement is value-based and 45% of those VBC payments are made under risk-based arrangements. While an important component of the delivery system, few post-acute care (PAC) providers participate directly in VBC programs, particularly those featuring risk/reward payment models. However, real success in value-based care – measured by improved outcomes and lower expenditures – is achieved with the active participation of each segment of the healthcare continuum.