Long term care operators face a daunting array of challenges as the U.S. emerges from the pandemic. The workforce shortage has evolved from a near-term disruption to “getting back to normal” to a long-term existential crisis for many providers. As ATI’s work with leading senior care organizations across the country highlights, the right path forward depends on market conditions and the organization’s mission and capabilities.
Normally, post-acute care providers relieve capacity and reduce costs in inpatient hospital settings by serving half of all Medicare patients discharged. The role of these providers during current hospital capacity constraints, is in tremendous flux.
Senior living and nursing home facilities create value to by supporting residents with complex health needs. Forward-thinking operators are unlocking this value to strengthen the care of residents and improve financial outcomes.
Non-primarily health benefits are now available through Medicare Advantage programs. With support from partners, we developed principles to guide stakeholders in developing, offering, delivering, and using these new benefits.