Post-Acute Care Advocacy Alliance


Post-acute care is a growing and essential health and social service, accounting for more $2.7 trillion spent on personal health care, and, of that, almost 15% of total Medicare spending.

The AHA's nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health organizations includes 3,300 post-acute care providers, including free-standing post-acute hospitals and post-acute units. Post-acute care settings include long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health agencies. AHA supports enhanced coordination between general acute-care hospitals and post-acute providers to improve overall quality of care and reduce total health spending.

The AHA meets the unique needs of post-acute care providers through

  • Representation and advocacy
  • Participation in public policy development
  • Communication, education, and management strategies including specialized education and networking opportunities
  • Collaborating with national organizations to lay the foundation for aligned positions on behalf of post-acute care providers across the continuum of care.



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Brian Moore, MD, headshot. Physician Leader of Utilization Management, Physician Advisor Services, Atrium Health

Brian Moore, MD
Physician Leader of Utilization Management
Physician Advisor Services
Atrium Health

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New Post-acute Care Model Falls Short

Post-acute care (PAC) providers continue to play a central role in COVID-19 response and recovery. In particular, providers in COVID-19 hotspots have been crucial to helping take the pressure off over-crowded referring hospitals and providing specialized care for the sickest patients — including “long-haul” patients requiring extended care after the initial period of illness has been resolved.

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