Managed Health Care Associates Releases New White Paper on Important Role of Post-Acute Care Provider within an ACO

Paper also offers insight from specific case studies into the ACO-PAC Engagement Spectrum.

Paper also offers insight from specific case studies into the ACO-PAC Engagement Spectrum.

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace, today announced the release of a new white paper titled, “The Right Care for the Right Cost: Post-Acute and the Triple Aim.”

This paper is a collaborative effort between the MHA ACO Network and Leavitt Partners, a leading health care intelligence business, and focuses on the important role of the Post-Acute Care (PAC) Provider within an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Through detailed financial analyses and case study presentation, the work highlights the following:

  • Type of services that ACOs should include within the post-acute spectrum
  • How healthcare reform is impacting post-acute care payments and providers
  • In what manner PAC partnerships support the ACO mission of better care, lower cost and overall increased health outcomes.

The paper also offers insight from specific case studies into the ACO-PAC Engagement Spectrum, which varies from minimal commitment to a fully integrated care continuum and how positive outcomes can help ACOs report on required CMS Quality Measures and reduce all cause and diagnosis specific Hospital Readmission Rates.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Leavitt Partners Consulting and co-authoring this paper regarding the impact of the post-acute care provider across the health care continuum,” said Michael J. Sicilian, President of MHA. “The value of post-acute providers cannot be understated and is only projected to become a more critical component under health care reform and the ACA.”

“The partnership between our firms enabled us to leverage our combined intelligence to uniquely analyze the post-acute market and produce information that will prove useful to any organization looking to transform health care,” added Andrew Croshaw, President of Leavitt Partners Consulting.

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About MHA ACO Network

MHA ACO Network provides access to the largest network of PAC providers in the country including: Long Term Care Pharmacies, Home Infusion and Specialty pharmacies, Home Medical Equipment (HME) and Respiratory Providers, and Long Term Care facilities (primarily Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Rehabilitation facilities). Additional information on the MHA ACO Network for both post-acute providers and Accountable Care Organizations is available by contacting Michelle Templin, Vice President of Strategic Business Development at 1-855-303-3430 or aconetwork@mhainc.com.

About MHA

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care services and technology company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Consultant Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy. Through the delivery of innovative health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for their patients. For more information, visit www.mhainc.com.

About Leavitt Partners

Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm delivers collaborative, high-value intelligence that helps clients transition to new models of care. Through its member-based collaboration called Health Intelligence Partners™ and direct services to clients, the consulting firm provides the best available window to the future of American health care. For inquiries about this report or Leavitt Partners please contact Jordana Choucair, Senior Director of Communications, at Jordana.choucair@leavittpartners.com.

SOURCE: Managed Health Care Associates