Post-Acute Care / Preferred Networks

MSSP SNF 3-day Waiver Program
Program Goals

  • Improve quality of care and patient satisfaction by providing patients with the appropriate level of care based on their illness acuity or functional level.
  • Allow clinically appropriate patients to be admitted to SNF level care without a 3-day qualifying inpatient stay in an acute care setting.
  • Admit patients directly to SNF level of care from the emergency department, observation status, home or physician’s office when clinically appropriate.

For referrals contact the RN Care Manager for the SNF Program, Maureen Watchmaker at 617-754-1054, or mwatchma@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Preferred SNF Network
Program Goals

  • Build an aligned network of SNFs through a Preferred Network leveraging shared skills of diverse physician practices, community and tertiary hospitals and SNFs.
  • Partner with facilities who meet the standard for inclusion in the Preferred Network based on beneficiary needs.
  • Promote and support high quality, patient-centric care across transitions.

Preferred SNF Network Listing
Preferred SNF Network Location Map
Talking Points for Case Managers

For additional information contact the RN Care Manager for the SNF Program, Patricia Cameron at 617-754-1068, or pcamero1@bidmc.harvard.edu


Preferred Home Care Network
Program Goals

  • Build an aligned network of Home Care agencies through a Preferred Network to improve transitions of care and ensure a high level of care
  • BIDCO partners with agencies that achieve and maintain a CMS Quality Star Rating of 3 or higher and are highly utilized by the BIDCO community.

Preferred Home Care Network Listing
Preferred Home Care Network Location Map
Talking Points for Case Managers

For additional information contact Joy Grover, Clinical Operations Specialist at 617-754-1058 or jgrover@bidmc.harvard.edu.


PatientPing
PatientPing allows real-time admission and discharge notifications to a patient’s provider(s). It also allows admission sites to identify a patient’s ACO and gain access to the patient’s care team.

BIDCO’s Preferred SNF and Preferred Home Care Networks are required to use PatientPing. For more information on PatientPing or request access, please contact Joy Grover at jgrover@bidmc.harvard.edu.

Community Resources
Community Care Linkages – presentation

For additional information or questions related to Post-Acute Care or BIDCO’s Preferred Networks, please contact one of the following staff members:

Roger Schutt, MD, Medical Director
Phone: 617-754-1106; Email: rschutt1@bidmc.harvard.edu

Maureen Watchmaker, RN, Care Manager – SNF Program
Phone: 617-754-1054; Email: mwatchma@bidmc.harvard.edu

Patricia Cameron, RN, Care Manager – SNF Program
Phone: 617-754-1068; Email: pcamero1@bidmc.harvard.edu

Paul Reynard, RN, Care Manager – SNF Program
Phone: 617-754-0557; Email: preynard@bidmc.harvard.edu