Health Systems Selecting Preferred Nursing Facilities for Postacute Care Recommendations

May 27, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​Health systems nationwide have begun limiting the number of skilled nursing facilities they recommend to their patients for postacute care in an effort to limit lengths of stay and prevent readmissions, according to a May 9, 2015, Modern Healthcare article. The story notes that the health systems are selecting their preferred facilities for postacute care based on a rigorous application process, requiring interested organizations to submit data on quality measures, participate in interviews, and more, and typically only agree to participate with a third of those that apply.

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