Integration with post-acute care (PAC) providers is a strategic imperative and a “no-regrets” strategy for today’s health systems. Prompted by Medicare’s Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) and new payment models, leading health systems are reaching beyond their walls to establish new partnerships and affiliations with PAC providers. The benefits are substantial for both providers and patients: better management and decreased costs across the continuum of care, reduced readmissions for select conditions, and improved patient and family experience — and for health systems, the cost of inaction is mounting.
James Karpook is a Principal at The Chartis Group and a leader in the firm’s Performance practice area. Mr. Karpook has more than 20 years of experience working with executive and physician leadership of hospitals, ...