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
Anticipated Award: $914,360
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.