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What Course Will Value-Based Care Take in 2018?

Bundled payments have been a "great way to create alignment among physicians, hospitals, post-acute providers, and ancillary providers around a care plan," says Clay Richards, CEO, in a discussion on value-based care in the year ahead.

Refer Difficult-to-place Patients to a Discharge Planning Specialist

The changes in healthcare reimbursement and the increase in patients with complex needs and inadequate or no funding have created a huge workload for case managers and social workers, says Cheri Bankston, Senior Director of Clinical Services.

How PAC Facilities Can Maximize Advanced BPCI Participation

Cheri Bankston, Senior Director of Clinical Advisory Services, explains how PAC facilities can maximize advanced BPCI participation.

BPCI on ‘Pause,’ But Not for Long

Carter Paine, Chief Operating Officer, discusses the next iteration of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI).

Five Questions on Discharge Planning

Heather O’Sullivan, Chief Clinical Officer, answers five questions on discharge planning.

naviHealth Partners with MVP Health Care to Manage Post-Acute Care

naviHealth, a Cardinal Health company, will now manage the full continuum of post-acute care (PAC) for approximately 60,000 members enrolled in the MVP Health Care Medicare Advantage program. This new partnership aims to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction for MVP Health Care members while eliminating unnecessary medical expenses.

Post-Acute Strategy Led to Shorter SNFs, Fewer Readmits

Carter Paine, Chief Operating Officer, discusses post-acute strategy and the efforts put forth to better manage outcomes in SNFs.

The Ever-Stronger Case for Bundled Payments

While there is never a quick fix or single solution, the mounting evidence is conclusive: bundled payments promise to alleviate challenges and provide solutions to hurdles the healthcare system faces every day. Clay Richards, CEO discusses the ever-stronger case for bundled payments.

The Rapidly Evolving Role of Nurse Executives

“Nurse leaders are optimally positioned to ensure that we look at the entire episode of care and all parts of the care continuum,” Heather O'Sullivan, Chief Clinical Officer, shares her thoughts on the rapidly evolving role of nurse executives.

New Medicare Bundled Payment Model on Schedule | naviHealth

Federal officials say new mandatory models still will launch in July. Brian Fuller, Vice President of Value-Based Care, shares his thoughts.

Tackling ‘Patient Choice Paradox’ to Improve Patient Outcomes | naviHealth

Brian Fuller, Vice President of Value-Based Care tackles the issue hospitals and other healthcare facilities face: once a patient is ready to be discharged, what are next appropriate steps?

How to Pick and Get the Most Out of a Readmissions Risk and Needs Assessment Tool

Cheri Bankston, director of clinical advisory services, explains how to get the most out of your readmissions risk assessment tool to McKnight's Long Term Care.

Variant Post-Acute Care Needs Measuring to be Managed

Carter Paine, Chief Operating Officer, speaks with Managed Care Magazine about measuring variant post-acute care.

Value-Based Payment in Healthcare in 2017 – Who will lead? |naviHealth

Value-based payment is likely to survive under the Trump administration, though who leads these initiatives and how they are structured may change.

Post-Acute Lessons

We began the year defining what we mean by the term “post-acute care.”

Get to Know Emily Tyson, VP of Product | naviHealth

Emily Tyson grew up in Alabama before attending Washington and Lee University, a liberal arts school in Lexington, Virginia. Get to know Emily, now VP, Product at naviHealth.

Rule Change Could Push Hospitals To Tell Patients About Nursing Home Quality

Hospitals have long been reluctant to share with patients their assessments of which nursing homes are best because of a Medicare requirement that patients' choices can't be restricted.

4 Strategies to Improve Transition Care Management | naviHealth

The mission to improve Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health's care transitions started with a dog.

MACRA drives physicians toward value-based care

When Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act last year, it came at a time when physicians and other stakeholders were feeling intense fatigue over the numerous efforts to reform the U.S. health care system.

Care Coordinators: What You Need to Know | naviHealth

Two industry developments are raising care coordinators' profile in clinical settings, and will likely encourage health care organizations to bring even more on board.