The Post Acute Care Continuum: Strategies and Partnerships

Strategy and partnerships with providers can ease transition to post-acute care

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

12:00 p.m.– 1:30 p.m. Eastern
11:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Central
10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m. Mountain
9:00 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Pacific

Post-acute care is one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. healthcare. Every day, 93 million people are discharged from U.S. hospitals, and at least half of these patients require additional post-acute care before they can return home independently. Health reform is likely to transform how health systems manage episodes of care, presenting both a leadership challenge and an opportunity.

This webinar provides an overview of the post-acute care continuum, focusing on physicians’ and health professionals’ role in care management, the regulatory and payment environment, and the administrative challenges that appear when there are gaps in health service delivery. You’ll also see the importance of managing Medicare “days” for patients who will move to post-acute care providers and why silos in care management hinder effective and seamless transition.

You'll Learn:

  • An overview of the post-acute care continuum
  • How post-acute care payment mechanisms differ from short-term acute care as defined by Medicare Part A
  • How effective local relationships with post-acute care providers are essential to reducing short-term acute care readmissions
  • The importance of communication with patients/families in care planning and transition
  • The incorrect assumptions in hospital discharge management related to business practices
  • Issues in educating physicians and families about effective resource management in the acute setting


Register by Phone with KRM:
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Registration Fee:
ACHE members: $0
Non-members: $0

Additional Registrations are Free.

Additional participants at an organization where a full registration has been purchased may register and receive ACHE Qualified Education credit for free. Registration must occur prior to the start of the webinar to receive credit. Please call KRM Customer Service at (800) 775-7654 and identify the original registrant.

Who Should Participate:
  • CEOs, CNOs, CFOs, CMOs, care management directors, professionals involved in length-of-stay management, and risk managers.

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Continuing Education Credit

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You may purchase on-demand webinar recordings, which include audience participation questions and comments, and update your knowledge on a variety of healthcare topics.

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