This month, we are focusing on the link between good post-acute care design and positive patient outcomes.  Forward thinking design can decrease your patient's length of stay while increasing your organization's bottom line. 
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Post-Acute Care Centers - Designing For Better Outcomes
In the wake of the "Impact Act" of 2014, senior care organizations have been adapting to the required implementation of new assessment and quality measures to facilitate coordinated are and improved outcomes. At the same time the shift from fee-for-service volume based payment system to a value based payment system tied to outcomes has added another layer of complexity.
A new formula has emerged:
New Payment System = New Systems of Care
As an Architect Specializing in Post Acute Care (PAC) design, I see the formula a little differently:
New Payment Systems = New Systems of Care =
New Architectural Solutions
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John W. Baumgarten, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal & President
Michael A. Sciara, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Principal & Vice President