2017 VNAA Case Study Compendium

Introduction and Case Study Key
The 2017 VNAA Case Study Compendium highlights innovative health care delivery and payment model programs spearheaded by VNAA member agencies and corporate partners. These case studies are intended to serve as a tool for agencies to benchmark progress toward engagement in new care delivery and payment models utilized in a value-based health care economy. The case studies can also serve as a useful tool for agencies to identify new potential programs for development and implementation.

The 2017 VNAA Case Study Compendium is indexed by five key themes (click theme to view case studies):

 Bundles / Financing 
These case studies explore alternative payment models including value-based purchasing, accountable care organizations (ACOs), Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, and examples of cardiac and orthopedic best practices that could prove helpful in those bundles.

 Care Coordination 
These case studies highlight care coordination models that improve transitions, improve the overall quality of patient care and, in many cases, incorporate new technologies in care.

 CMS Demonstration 
These case studies highlight home-based care agency participation in demonstration and pilot programs launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center (CMMI).

These case studies highlight training, recruitment and retention, and alignment for better quality and care.

These case studies highlight the implementation and utilization of new health care technologies that help target improvement in health outcomes, quality of care, and ease of care for the betterment of patients, staff, and agencies.