The 13th episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!
Skilled nursing providers can get chills at the thought of alternative payment models, which include Medicare arrangements such as bundled payments — one reimbursement shared by a range of providers for a single episode of care. After all, many bundled payment programs achieve their savings by cutting down on post-acute spending, adding pressure to already-squeezed skilled nursing facilities.
But Brian Fuller, the CEO of Integrated Care Solutions, thinks SNFs shouldn’t despair. ICS is a care coordination company and bundled payments convener under the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement — Advanced program, and Fuller sees both sides of the acute and post-acute world. He joined Rethink to talk about how SNFs need to change their mindset and get creative to thrive in a value-based world.
Listen to this episode to learn:
- The disconnects between acute and post-acute care, and what they need to learn to come together
- Why post-acute is a savings target in alternative payment models, and how SNFs can take control of their own destiny within their market
- The tenets SNFs need to adopt as their “true north” for success in the evolving world of value-focused health care