Market Research Letter: December 2013

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This month’s feature — “New Criteria for Post-Acute Network Selection” — discusses various legislative programs in the Affordable Care Act and other efforts in the commercial insurance market that are prompting hospitals, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and managed care organizations (MCOs) to shorten their referral lists. Plus, we take a look at how to maximize the profitability of Medicare hospice patients and how the distribution of diagnosis codes and discharge disposition are key metrics for benchmarking and strategic planning in Metrics Matter.