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How a ‘build as a last resort’ approach can minimize facility costs

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    This tool outlines the three-step “build as a last resort” framework for health care providers, estate planners, and payers to shift the balance of care away from the hospital and toward the community for specific services.

    Before using the tool, identify a single service or care model your organization wants to grow in the community, as facility considerations will follow from service type. This service or care model should align with the system’s own strategic plans, plans of any partner that may be involved in the venture, and most importantly, the access preferences of the patients’ themselves.

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