Participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program are reducing Medicare expenditures for post-acute-care.

So reports a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

According to the study, the discharge of fewer patients into skilled nursing facilities and shorter stays for those who do spend time in such facilities reduced Medicare post-acute care spending for patients participating in the shared savings program by nine percent in 2014.

Learn more about the study in this article in this McKnight’s Long-Term Care News article or go here to see the JAMA Internal Medicine study “Changes in Postacute Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.”