Learn More About Population Health Management! Events Published:September 02, 2020 Nisha Hammel Page ContentAHCA/NCAL has launched the first phase of its Population Health Management (PHM) Innovation Lab. Phase I contains free “AHCA/NCAL Member Only” foundational resources designed to introduce AHCA/NCAL assisted living, nursing facility and intermediate care facility members and their staff to the wide array of PHM models available today and in the future. Members can access the PHM Innovation Lab at: PHMInnovationLab.com. PHM is the application of interventions and strategies to improve the health outcomes and manage the costs of a targeted group. PHM models vary based on the degree of risk, degree to which payments are tied to quality, reliance on data analytics and level of care coordination. Understanding these models is vital in today’s operating environment.Historically, PHM models have been led by hospitals, health systems, physician groups and large insurance organizations. In recent years, LTC providers (including assisted living) and PAC providers have assumed leadership roles in developing and employing several PHM models. The new environment around COVID 19 demands new models, and PHM helps LTC/PAC providers understand and integrate new strategies into SNF and AL buildings by integrating SNF/AL and primary care, enhancing care transitions, and using robust care management models.