Value-based healthcare payment models, such as clinical integration, shared savings, bundled payments, shared risk and full capitation, as well as the need to coordinate care across the acute and post-acute care continuum, are reshaping the post-acute care landscape.
With the start of Medicare readmission penalties for skilled nursing facilities starting in October of this year, post-acute care providers will continue to examine strategies for improving care quality and reducing costs.
Describe your organization's efforts to improve quality and reduce cost of post-acute care by June 14th and you will receive a free summary of survey results once it is compiled. For the purposes of this survey, post-acute care is defined as care received following a stay in an acute care hospital from one of the following: skilled nursing facility (SNF), home health agency (HHA), inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF), long-term care hospital (LTCH), hospice or senior care housing.

Your responses will remain confidential, and will only be used in the aggregate. One respondent who completes the survey will be randomly selected to receive an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of "A Collaborative Blueprint for Reducing SNF Readmissions: Driving Results with Quality Reporting and Performance Metrics," valued at $95.

* 1. Is your organization working to improve quality and reduce costs of post-acute care?