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The New Post-Acute Care Management Solution for Complex Care Patients

Highlights how skilled nursing facilities are switching to the Patient Driven Payment Model — a payment system that removes therapy minutes as the basis for payment and enhances payment accuracy for services by making reimbursement dependent on a wide range of clinical characteristics.

A Surprising Trend Among Medicare Advantage Plans

From continued enrollment growth to expanded flexibility to offer non-medical supplemental benefits, Medicare Advantage plans are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of older adults.

Special Needs Plans: A Primer on I-SNPs

Provides an overview on Special Needs Plans (SNPs), a type of Medicare Advantage plan for individuals with special needs, the types of SNPs serving different populations, and how SNPs serving institutionalized individuals are unique.

Primary Care Transformation: No Longer a Task of One

Primary care initiatives have shown that enhancing primary care can coordinate service delivery to the benefit of both patients and clinicians. In Medicare ACOs, primary care transformation has been foundational for shifting to a team-based approach that reaps benefits for everyone involved.

Is the Bright Line Between Acute and Non-acute Care Fading?

The "winners" in population health management will be the health plans and providers that figure out how to identify individuals with activities of daily living impairment and address their needs with comprehensive care management and targeted non-medical services.