The Cedars’ Angie Hunt Presents at Leading Age Missouri

Angie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer at The Cedars was recently invited by Leading Age Missouri to share her expertise on post-acute care and value-based purchasing. On Wednesday, May 8 at the Third Annual Summit for Acute and Post-Acute Care Providers: Insights and Perspectives on Care Coordination and Value-Based Payment, Angie spoke on a panel to discuss Care Collaboration and Value-Based Care.

Moderator Margaret Donnelly, VP of Post-Acute Care Services at St. Lukes Health System explained that the adoption of value-based care models is expected to account for 59 percent of healthcare payments by 2020, as the healthcare industry uses value-based care to address the high-cost utilizers. Payer-provider collaboration, holistic healthcare approaches that address the social determinants of health, and the use of health IT tools will be among the most important drivers of value-based care.

Angie spoke as a frontline provider from the perspective of skilled nursing or post-acute care facility, outlining work The Cedars has done in the ACO with MaineHealth to become a Gold Member, their highest ranking. With the increased acuity of short-stay patients and the challenges involved with reducing hospitalizations, she shared the need for extensive clinical programming in best practices, equipment acquisitions, and staff education.

The Cedars is on the cutting edge of the best in evidence-based practices in post-acute care and is always willing to share our experiences and expertise.