Medicare has recently instituted an incentive/penalty which makes hospitals accountable for every dollar spent outside of their walls. Hospitals will be evaluating Post-Acute providers even more with expectations of not only decreased readmissions, but decreased cost and length of stays. Post-Acute providers who know how to solve the Medicare Spending per Beneficiary (MSPB) puzzle will benefit along with the hospitals which refer to them as well as their patients. The solution lays in both data and patient choice and a change of thought process regarding the usual Continuum of Care.
Acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, skilled care and long-term care facilities
Upon completion of this webex participants will be able to:
- Identify how MSPB incentivizes or penalizes acute care hospitals
- Learn what the highest and lowest post-acute cost categories are and how to utilize the power of patient choice to balance the MSPB equation
- Determine what hospitals will expect and need from their post-acute providers for better partnership opportunities
- Understand how MSPB relates to readmissions and Value-Based Purchasing
Chuck Bongiovanni, MSW, MBA, CSA, CFE, is a recognized expert and consultant in Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) Measures. He is the author of the game-changing Community Integration Model (CIM) book, which outlined a novel approach for revising the traditional continuum of care in ways that can effectively manage appropriate, high-quality care while reducing Medicare spending.
In addition to being on the Founding Board of the National Post-Acute Care Continuum (NPACC) Association and a past advisor to the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative (NRPC), Chuck is currently the CEO of CarePatrol Franchise Systems, LLC. He is also a respected professional consultant and business advisor committed to helping hospitals, ACOs and Bundles collaborate and coordinate person-centered care across stakeholders in the post-ACA landscape.
Chuck’s long-term vision and goal is to catalyze partnerships and usefully change the healthcare delivery paradigm to better facilitate win-win collaboration and coordination across stakeholders in the patient care continuum, and net measurable improvements in care quality and oversight, and control over Medicare costs.