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Transforming Care: Reporting on Health System Improvement

A quarterly focused on new models of care, payment, and patient engagement for the nation's sickest and most vulnerable.

In Focus: Increasing Collaboration Among Physicians, Hospitals, and Postacute Providers to Reduce Variation and Spending
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While many U.S. hospitals have concentrated on improving care transitions from hospital to home, far fewer have focused on the transition from hospitals to postacute care settings, including skilled nursing facilities. Increased awareness of variations in spending on postacute care and avoidable complications after hospital discharge — together with value-based payment arrangements — have prompted some physician groups, health systems, health plans, and postacute care providers to collaborate. 

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Q&A: On the Risks and Benefits of Preferred Skilled-Nursing Networks and Other Improvement Strategies

Transforming Care spoke to Vincent Mor., Ph.D., and Robert E. Mechanic, M.B.A., about their research, some supported by the Commonwealth Fund, into the quality and efficiency of postacute care in the United States. 

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Publications of Note

Selected publications from the professional literature explore Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) models, the potential of behavioral health homes, and more.

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Editorial Advisory Board

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