2021 Post-Acute Industry Trend Report

By Carter Bakkum | March 31, 2022

Data-Driven Insights into Post-Acute Care and Medicare Beneficiaries

Our annual Industry Trend Report is here! With data-driven insights into how post-acute care and Medicare beneficiaries have changed quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year, this report gives you a more in-depth understanding of what’s going on nationally and in your market. The insights in this report were derived from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ data and explores the ongoing impact COVID-19 has had on the industry and what areas are beginning to return to pre-pandemic levels.  





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  • At its current growth rate, Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment is set to eclipse 50% of eligible Medicare beneficiaries in 2025.  
  • Adherence to inpatient discharge instructions for the 2020 Q3-2021 Q2 reporting period remained consistent at 71.9% and represented a substantial growth opportunity for home health agencies
  • In 2021, inpatient discharge instructions to PAC agencies returned to pre-pandemic levels. Discharges were more likely to be referred to home health services agencies than skilled nursing facilities. 



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About the Author:

Carter Bakkum, Senior Data Analyst, Healthcare Insights

Carter is a senior data analyst who works to turn complex, messy data into actionable intelligence. Carter studied economics and statistics at the University of Virginia before joining an economic consulting firm, where he supported expert testifying economic witnesses on behalf of fortune 500 healthcare companies. After the significant changes in the importance of data analytics during the pandemic, Carter joined the Trella team to dive deeper into the numbers to uncover the stories that drive our experience.