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115X – Getting (and Keeping) Patients Home Through Vertical Care Integration

Wednesday, March 25th

About the Session

Engagement in vertical and horizontal strategies to drive improvement in the patient care continuum is necessary in healthcare’s current financial environment. This seminar will review how one acute care health system collaborated with a critical illness recovery partner to drive improved value through appropriate patient identification and clinical care collaboration while moving forward with innovative payment models. Through an evaluation of available tools coupled with best practice results and collaboration examples, you will gain a platform from which you can evaluate your own organization’s patient identification and integration opportunities. Gain a better understanding overall of how various population health models, ranging from bundled payments to ACOs, fit with appropriate utilization of post-acute strategies.

Key focus areas of the seminar will include: best practices focused on identifying chronically ill patients and helping them receive the right care at the right time; how cost impacts can be reduced through appropriate integration strategy implementation; review of post-acute resources and types of clinical care available for collaboration; and evaluation of clinical and financial outcomes demonstrated through case study review and objective sharing. A summary of available strategies for implementation, and a question-and-answer session during the presentation, will provide you with additional takeaways and insights.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate current relationships with post-acute providers to identify opportunities to improve clinical care, length of stay and financial indicators.
  • Discover how to implement improved vertical and horizontal care coordination methodologies.


Presented By

Julie R. Idoine-Fries, FACHE

CEO, Select Specialty Hospital
Select Medical/Cleveland Fairhill

Chad Tuttle

Spectrum Health Continuing Care

David Key

Senior Vice President, Operational Solutions
Select Medical Corporation