University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Research
Research

Vertical Integration and Care Coordination in Post-Acute Care Markets

Principal Investigator: Neeraj Sood (USC School of Pharmacy)
Co-Investigator: Natalie Leland

Project Period: 6/15/14 – 4/30/18
Funding Source: National Institute on Aging
Award Number: 1R01AG046838
Awarded To Date: $697,576

This study aims to better understand how health outcomes and costs of Medicare beneficiaries are influenced by the level of integration between the acute care hospital and post-acute care (PAC) provider. Researcher are also examining the potential effects of proposed Medicare reforms aimed at improving care coordination between acute care hospitals and PAC providers.