How to Survive (or Thrive) as a Skilled Nursing Facility Operating Outside Formal Networks
Are you an independent skilled nursing facility (SNF) operator in a market where you are not a part of your local hospital’s or health system’s formal network? The future is not as bleak as you may think. The Sky Is Not Falling! As an independent SNF operator attending trade organization meetings or education sessions in the last several years, you have likely heard that the sky is falling and that if you do not formally partner with a hospital or health system, the future of your business is dire. While partnering and integrating with hospitals and health systems is a solid strategic direction, there are other ways to ensure the success of your SNF while continuing to operate as an independent provider, meeting revenue goals and providing high-value, quality care.