Reducing Variation in Post-Acute Care Through Data Transparency

Large, diverse provider networks of care often have inadvertent, costly variations in care. To reduce significant variation in the utilization of inpatient and post-acute services, OneCare Vermont used MSSP claims data and analytics to analyze variation in total joint replacement at the network, region, facility, and individual physician level. Transparent sharing of information at these levels has resulted in open dialogue and motivation to change practice.


  • Uncovered wide variation in post-acute care patterns including SNF utilization.
  • Provided new data to hospitals and providers that changed their understanding of their patient’s post-acute care.
  • Triggered an intervention to occur in one area of the state to change SNF referral patterns.


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