HINfographic: How an Integrated SNF Network Supports Accountable Care

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

In the future, SNF readmission rates could be subject to penalties similar to those CMS has put in place for hospitals, such as when SNF readmissions to a hospital occur for certain conditions, within a particular timeframe. To avoid this, many hospitals and health systems are collaborating with SNF providers to improve care and reduce unplanned 30-day readmissions.

Reducing fragmentation and redundancy of care and reclaiming revenue from diverted admissions are just two reasons to integrate SNF networks into a post-acute strategy, according to a new HINfographic from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. This infographic not only identifies additional reasons to integrate SNF networks, but also breaks down SNFs by the numbers and offers tips for network formation.


How an Integrated SNF Network Supports Accountable Care

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Information presented in this infographic was excerpted from: Accountable Care Strategies to Improve Hospital-SNF Care Transitions. If you would like to learn more about accountable care strategies for care transitions, this resource includes a detailed case study from Summa Health System, and industry thought leaders advise hospitals to monitor what goes on across its care continuum and to partner with facilities it discharges to most often to reduce 30-day readmissions.

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