This American Hospital Association report analyzes the role of post-acute care in new care-delivery models, including the role of bundling of services and charges.
The report concludes:
“Selected PAC (post-acute-care} organizations are taking a leadership role in new payment models that are being tested to determine how care can be provided more effectively and efficiently. Early returns from these organizations show promising findings on improving care quality and reducing costs for selected conditions. At the same time, there are serious questions about how these models could be applied in PAC settings and rural locations where there is less volume, fewer patients and relatively lower capital reserves, as ongoing financial solvency in many of these models will be predicated on spreading financial risk across a patient population.”