LTACH Partnerships

Meet the Growing Acute Care Needs in Your Community through Partnership

Expand access to needed acute care services in your community through the integration of an LTACH into your hospital or health system’s care continuum or the optimization of one already within your system. Kindred Healthcare partners with health systems to develop new or optimize existing long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) through contract management, joint-venture free-standing and hospital-within-a-hospital (HIH) partnership opportunities. For more than 30 years, Kindred has worked with patients and health systems across the country to improve outcomes, reduce readmissions and help patients transition to home or a lower level of care.

Partners benefit from:

  • History of successful joint-venture partnership and management agreements. Kindred partners with more than 300 of the leading hospitals across the country in many different service lines, including inpatient rehabilitation and behavioral health. Additionally, Kindred offers flexible service line co-location including acute rehabilitation units and behavioral health within LTACHs.
  • Best-in-class clinical quality. Unique patients require unique care. Partners achieve industry leading clinical performance that exceeds national averages and peer groups in key indicators through Kindred’s long history of treating high acuity patients.
  • Longstanding LTACH specific expertise. Kindred helps ensure compliance and appropriate utilization of LTACHs, increasing appropriate patient access, significantly reducing the risk of readmission and improving patient experience. Kindred helped pioneer the long-term acute care hospital model three decades ago through developing the first hospitals in the nation specialized in pulmonary treatment and continues to lead the nation in caring for medically complex patients.
  • Lower Costs/Value Based Modeling. Partners benefit from operational efficiency and optimization. Kindred has significant expertise in working with national based health plans to ensure alignment with health plan goals to improve outcomes, reduce denials and lower overall cost of patient care.
  • The latest clinical innovation and technology. Partners have experienced improved outcomes, reduced cost of care and lower rehospitalization rates through technology including RehabTracker, Kindred’s proprietary patient engagement app and Kindred’s AfterCare, a Registered Nurse follow-up program.

Meet the growing acute care needs in your community through the integration of an LTACH into your hospital or health system’s care continuum or the optimization of one already within your system.

Through Kindred partnership, you gain more than an industry expert – you gain the support of an organization dedicated to helping to improve patient care, facility operations and overall outcomes – all with an individualized and unique approach to best serve your hospital and community.

Kindred offers tailored partnership solutions, customized for each health system’s unique needs. Key areas in which we support our partners include:

  • Clinical and Operational Management
  • Education
  • Financial Performance and Denials Management
  • Patient Access
  • Revenue Cycle Optimization
  • Clinical Pathways Programs

For more information about how your hospital or health system could benefit from Kindred partnership, contact us today.

To learn more about the latest patient trends and the rise in medically complex patients leading to the increased need for LTACHs, read our recent whitepaper.

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To learn more about how your hospital or health system could benefit from Kindred partnership, contact us:

Marty Mann
Senior Vice President
Strategic Partnerships
Martin.mann@kindred.com