Skilled Nursing facilities like hospitals will soon be held accountable for patient care post discharge. CMS has informed providers that the Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program will begin with FY 2019. Under this program, value-based incentive payments are made to SNFs in a fiscal year based on performance. The reduction in readmissions to the hospitals are captured in measures CMS defines as “the Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure, as the all-cause, all-condition readmission measure that will be used in of the SNF VBP Program. ConnectVitals can help with our cost effective remote telehealth case management program which utilizes ongoing engagement through multiple communication methods to monitor and educate patients.