The U.S. healthcare system is not yet prepared for the influx of aging Baby Boomers and their medical, behavioral, functional and social needs. Embedded inefficiencies exist. Facility-centric care predominates. However, a glimmer of change driven by patient-centric payment reform has begun to emerge.
In this report, we provide a perspective on the rapidly aging US population, the evolution of payment reform and the implications of all the changes to the post-acute care sector.