Leveraging Population Health in Post-Acute Care

Ken BellLTC News

HealthTech Magazine (09/09/2022) – The post-acute sector, specifically in the skilled nursing arena, continues to quickly evolve and change, as the landscape of payment shifts from a fee-for-service model to that of a value incentivized model, becoming prominent across all care settings. Population health, historically seen in the acute care and managed care industries, is now making an appearance in the skilled nursing facility (SNF) industry setting to strategically balance stakeholder needs, prioritize the emphasis on positive outcomes and right-size care.

Population health began as a concept in the early 2000s and since then, has become a specialized division of health care that focuses on the Triple Aim approach to healthcare delivery. Triple Aim refers to an approach developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement that focuses on enhancing the patient experience, improving the health of populations and reducing healthcare costs. Full story »