Nursing Homes and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): How to Divide the Pie
As the Affordable Care Act is implemented, providers are using new strategies to achieve savings and improve care by changing how post-acute care is delivered and paid for. New Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) data in Massachusetts will be shared along with successes and challenges. New skilled nursing facility (SNF) bundled payment programs will be described in dual eligible demonstrations projects as well as how SNFs can be proactive in their outreach efforts to risk bearing providers and health plans. A novel shared savings plan will also be described between a special needs plan serving dual eligible and its SNF partners.