Solutions for Managing More Efficient ACOs

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) care for 15-17% of Americans, according to Forbes magazine. While the new model strives to improve patient care while better managing health care spending, some ACOs have been plagued with challenges.

Obstacles many ACOs are challenged with:

  1. Adjusting to the new evidence-based reimbursement system
  2. Low staff to patient ratio, leading to exasperating caseloads for physician and nurse practitioner (NP)
  3. Outdated technology
  4. Inefficient leadership and/and management
  5. Insufficient number of qualified physicians
  6. Communication barriers between physicians and collaborating facilities.

With more than 30 years in the health care industry, General Medicine, The Post-Hospitalist Company, has developed a new specialty that eases many of the challenges ACOs face.

A post-hospitalist program is a recognized, specialized approach to geriatric care in post-acute and long-term settings. Post-hospitalist (also known as SNFist) are physicians and nurse practitioners who collaboratively provide medical services exclusively on-site in nursing homes and other various LTPAC settings.

Post-hospitalists techniques ensure post-hospital environments are able to meet and exceed the performance standards and 33 quality measures CMS has set for ACOs.

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