Achieve Better Cost Savings and Post-Acute Quality Outcomes through Analytics
By Sharon Fisher, Chief Development Officer, PointRight
PointRight has been a strong advocate – 20 years and counting – for the use of data to improve post-acute care quality. Without it, post-acute care organizations are flying blind. ACOs are increasingly relying on this data to build, monitor and manage high performing networks. Our work with ACOs shows that there is a continuum in the use of SNF analytics depending on where the ACO is in its evolution.
ACOs getting started use SNF analytics to compare SNFs and build their networks or assess existing Post-Acute Care (PAC) networks. Using the right analytics, these ACOs can identify the post-acute facilities that offer the best partnership value, see true, current comparisons of one skilled nursing facility from another, and mitigate the limitations of the Five Star Rating systems. Using PointRight products, one organization was able to identify 60 high performing SNFs out of 130 SNFs in their geographic region and developed a “smart network” versus a narrow network. This resulted in a 44% decrease in SNF PMPY spend.