WHOM DO WE SERVE? DESCRIBING THE TARGET POPULATION FOR POST-ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE, FOCUSING ON NURSING FACILITY SETTINGS, IN THE ERA OF POPULATION HEALTH
Post-acute care is comprised of medical, rehabilitation and nursing services aiming to restore maximal medical and functional status of patients discharged from hospitals. Long-term care refers to the services and supports provided for meeting personal care needs of persons with chronic medical conditions and/ disabilities. The costs of PA-LTC services are mainly supported by Medicare and Medicaid and represent a significant proportion of national health expenditures.
The current report is focused on:
Authors: Stefan David MD1, Fatima Sheikh MD, CMD, MPH1, Dheeraj Mahajan, MD, CMD, FACP2, William Greenough MD, FACP1 and Michele Bellantoni MD, CMD