Post-acute care management company naviHealth has set up a Washington, D.C.-based research center that aims to unite providers with policy makers and industry research.
The Post-Acute Care Center for Research is being started with the help of Partners Continuing Care of Massachusetts and will be led by Barbara Gage, who will be its director of scientific research and evaluation. Gage, pictured, is a fellow at the Brookings Institution who also does research at the University of Southern California and has directed numerous Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services initiatives over the past two decades.
“Reforming post-acute care has been a passion of mine since my days running CMS, and the launch of this Center represents a major step in that direction,” Tom Scully, chairman of Brentwood-based naviHealth and general partner of investment firm Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe. “We look forward to recruiting and engaging additional partners, thought leaders and healthcare partners from across the industry as the Center gains momentum.”
The PACCR will look to be a forum for post-acute care policy research, ideas on developing care standards and being an innovation lab for testing delivery system refinements. Offi