Sanford Medical Center
How ACOs align perfectly
with COPD treatment goals
Learn how ACOs create amazing opportunities to support
COPD treatment goals and elevate value-based care.
COPD care teams can no longer afford to only focus on getting patients healthy and home. They now need to ensure patients stay well enough to avoid coming back. This requires more than coordination. It requires a major investment in home healthcare, which is perfectly in line with the ACO model.
According to Les Duncan, 50% of the cost of an ACO is inpatient admissions and 25% is post-acute care. This post-acute care includes skilled nursing facilities, home health, and inpatient rehab facilities. In an ACO setting, you want to see this high grade of spending in post-acute care, as it is a big-picture investment in reducing the risk of far costlier admissions.
The data collected through an ACO can help you determine the most efficient place and time to provide care.