Emerging Health Care Trend: Increased Need for Care Coordination

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A coordinated care delivery system helps decrease both patient safety risks and the costs of care. Practitioners and patients benefit from reduced duplication of services and improved medication management, and patients have less opportunity for confusion because of the harmonized guidance and self-care instructions. To capture these benefits of coordinated care, health care providers are consolidating and strengthening ties across the health care continuum. Organizational structures like Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Patient-Centered Medical Homes, and Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) have been created and refined with care coordination as one of the primary goals. While hospitals or groups of medical practices often lead the charge in creating these organizations, the role of post-acute care (PAC) providers is undeniable and critical in achieving the desired care coordination goals.

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