Post-acute care is becoming more common and more necessary as people live longer. Generally speaking rapidly increasing demand drives up the price, but in healthcare the price can only go up so much thanks to insurance negotiations and medicaid reimbursement rates. Under ordinary circumstances the quality of services would go down in this scenario, but because of regulations on healthcare facilities have to maintain a certain level of care.
What this has meant is that facilities close or merge, despite an overwhelming demand for their services. How can these facilities cut costs and remain solvent? Learn more about the business of post-acute care below!