Over the last several years, there has been an increased awareness by hospital and health system leadership teams of the importance of a thorough post-acute care (PAC) integration strategy, but far too few instances of these strategies being developed and executed. Many hospitals and health systems are developing networks that integrate physicians and are investing in population health analytics, positive steps towards value-based delivery. However, many of these organizations will not see the meaningful financial and patient care benefits of these initiatives for several more years. This is not the case with PAC integration. Given current market conditions, we believe it is likely to immediately enhance the value to the patients and have a positive impact on hospitals' financials in the near-term.
This article was originally published in Becker's Hospital Review.
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