Thursday, September 26th, 2019
Assisted Living: Joining the Hospital Post-Acute Care Network and the Road to Reimbursement
Assisted Living (AL) is quickly becoming one of the main providers of care for older adults who are unable to live independently in the community. Currently, many AL communities are disconnected from the Post-Acute Care (PAC) provider network maintained by the hospital to ensure patients discharged have resources and housing, so they can transition safely back to the community. As payment models continue to change in Maryland, AL communities have an important role to play in controlling overall healthcare costs and providing hospitals with an option for patients when home is not safe. The session will provide an understanding of the effects of Maryland Payment Model changes on discharge decisions from the hospital and SNF; understand the benefits of joining the hospital and SNF post-acute care network, and Recognize the importance of data sharing to encourage new hospital/ SNF referrals.