Post-Acute Strategy Led to Shorter SNFs, Fewer Readmits

Recognizing a wide variation in the performance of its skilled nursing facilities (SNFs)often measured by lengths of stay as well as readmission ratesMichigan-based Priority Health has undertaken a variety of efforts to better manage outcomes and spend in this area. One of those efforts involves a 4-year-old partnership with post-acute care (PAC) benefit manager and technology company naviHealth that relies on a range of data to help Priority Health design targetedand ultimately less costlypost-discharge regimens for many of its vulnerable elderly as well as other patients.

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