In a value-based care world, physician groups, ACOs, and hospitals are accountable for the entire patient journey. Therefore, their long-term success and financial viability are inherently tied to the performance of their network of post-acute care (PAC) providers. Likewise, as value-based care programs continue to dominate traditional fee-for-service care delivery, it is critical for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) to establish themselves as essential providers to their healthcare partners. Now is the time to align acute and PAC value-based care initiatives to deliver better clinical and financial outcomes across the entire patient continuum.
Hear from both sides of the spectrum with Real Time Medical Systems' Kathy Derleth and Phyllis Wojtusik as they discuss what value-based care means to both acute and PAC providers, and how communication, care coordination, and collaboration are vital to achieving overall value-based care goals. They will discuss the benefits of live data sharing as a tool to provide more effective care transitions, clinical pathway standards of care, risk stratification, lowered length of stay, reduced readmissions — all leading to reduced costs for acute care, increased referrals for SNFs, and, most importantly, better patient care.
With over 35 years of health care experience in acute care, ambulatory care, and post-acute care, Phyllis has led the development of a preferred provider SNF network for PENN Medicine Lancaster General Health. In this network she developed and implemented strategies that reduced total cost of care and readmissions while improving quality measures and patient outcomes.
Kathy holds more than 40 years of nurse leadership experience within the long-term care industry. As a former Chief Nursing Officer with Bedrock, she guided clinical staff and facility leadership on patient-centered care, clinical quality, and regulatory compliance while partnering with ACOs, large hospital systems, and payers. Well-versed in state-specific regulations, Kathy has provided consultation across the U.S. in both the for-profit and not-for-profit LTC sectors. Kathy is an established conference educator and serves as a member of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration and the Pennsylvania Health Care Association Quality Committee.