New Tool Helps Patients Get the Right Care at the Right Time / by Joe Furia

Ann-Marie Alameddin, Vice President Strategy and General Counsel

Earlier this week, AzHHA’s Post-Acute Care (PAC) Hospitals Constituency Group released their much anticipated PAC Patient Placement Guide. This guide is designed to help case managers assist families and patients in getting them to the right level of post-acute care. The focus of this guide is to provide patients with the right level of care at the right time. This guide clearly compares the different levels of post-acute care between Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACH), Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals (IRF) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). AzHHA would like to thank the PAC Hospitals who contributed to this work on behalf of Arizona patients to shine a light on a much misunderstood part of the healthcare continuum.