Post-Acute Care Pathways: The New Order for Value-Driven Care

Value-driven post-acute care manages the post-acute process from end-to-end. It moves beyond a one-size-fits-all approach and instead, manages the complex differences among individual patients.

What can health plans, providers, and patients do differently to get on the right path home? To optimize post-acute care (PAC), it is important to leverage a host of synergies across the care continuum – home-based care, care coordination, patient coaching, communication technology, medication management and data analytics.

The goal of PAC integration is to increase quality and control costs by addressing individual patient needs. It requires unprecedented insight and assimilation: medical condition, medical history, demographics, home resources, provider network, and more. Value-driven advances in information technology, evidence-based medicine, quality standards, and cost transparency are now bringing integration and optimization to PAC.

This white paper covers:

  • How value-driven PAC manages the post-acute process from end-to-end and moves beyond a one-size-fits-all approach
  • The impact of acute illness on how long patients are away from home and understanding the importance of rethinking the length of stay (LOS) in hospitals
  • Tapping into the next opportunity for savings and identifying several approaches to management that can reduce unwarranted variability
  • Implementing an integrated approach that is patient focused with the goal of sending patients home as soon as it is safe and clinically appropriate