‘Reacting Much Faster Now’: Costs, Referral Bottlenecks Drive Hospital Decisions to Own, Sell or Partner with SNFs

Even as acute care systems are finding it harder to place patients in post-acute care facilities, hospital leaders have differing takes on whether it makes sense to own, sell or partner with facilities to relieve this bottleneck of referrals along the care continuum. While skilled nursing care has historically made up a small fraction of […]

Skilled Nursing Vs. Home Health: Referral Trends Shift Due to Acuity, Staffing Shortages, Regulation

After years in which Medicare policy and Covid-19 drove more hospital referrals to home health, skilled nursing facilities recently have seen referrals surge, thanks to a variety of factors. Referral trends through January 2023 showed a jump in patients sent to the nursing home while at the same time rejection rates for home health agency […]