September 17, 2015 Webinar: Post-Acute Care Trends – Aligning Clinical Standards and Provider Demands in the Changing Landscape

The nation’s first URAC-accredited clinically integrated network and a five-star skilled nursing organization will share strategies for post-acute care (PAC) success in value-based healthcare during a September 17, 2015 webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

Sea Girt, NJ, August 19, 2015 –(– As pressure mounts for post-acute care (PAC) to assume more accountability and financial risk for care delivery by skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs) and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), the PAC market must recalibrate to meet evolving payor and patient demands. During “Post-Acute Care Trends: Aligning Clinical Standards and Provider Demands in the Changing Landscape,” a September 17, 2015 webinar, two PAC organizations will describe tactics to reduce cost and clinical variation in PAC settings.

The 60-minute webcast is sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Scheduled Speakers: Julia Portale, vice president of community services, Jewish Senior Services, and Colleen Swedberg, MSN, RN, CNL, director for care coordination and integration, St. Vincent’s Health Partners.

Conference Focus: Participants will learn their organizational approaches to the evolving post-acute care market, including the following:

* How Jewish Senior Services, which holds a five-star rating in skilled nursing from CMS:

–Aligns its clinical practices with multiple organizations;

— Works with hospitals in its market to become a preferred provider of post-acute care services and what strategy it pursues when it is not included in the preferred network;

— Looks vertically and horizontally for opportunities to provide care across the continuum; and

–Works with other post-acute providers in its markets as collaborators.

* How St. Vincent’s Health Partners (SVHP), a post-acute care partnership and the first clinically integrated network in the United States to be accredited for clinical integration with URAC:

— Works with its acute and post-acute care providers on common clinical standards and practices to support and follow patients throughout their care journey;

–As an URAC-accredited organization, how SVHP engages stakeholders, aligns objectives and holds staff at multiple partner organizations accountable for shared goals;

— Collaborates effectively with payors and other entities in its market by anticipating, identifying and solving systemic and provider-specific problems; and

— Works with providers outside the integrated network to ensure they meet expected practice standards.

Ample time for Q&A will be provided.

Webinar Formats: 60-minute live webinar on September 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm Eastern, including Q&A; “On-Demand” replay available September 18, 2015; 45-minute training DVD or CD-ROM with printed transcript available October 18, 2015. Participants may add an on-demand replay, DVD or CD to live session registrations to share with colleagues.

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“With patient transitions between care sites a top PAC challenge for 25 percent of respondents to our 2015 Post-Acute Care Trends survey, and SNF readmissions shortly to receive closer scrutiny by CMS, post-acute care providers must begin to align care delivery and payment with emerging accountable care models. These two early adopters will provide practical advice in these areas, backed up by the ratings and accreditations they have achieved.”
– Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO

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