Covenant Care, LLC Joins Avalere Health's Strategic Partnership Program -- Vantage Care Positioning System™

Jan 28, 2013, 11:39 ET from Avalere Health, LLC

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Covenant Care, LLC and Avalere Health, LLC are pleased to announce that Covenant Care has joined Avalere Health's Strategic Partnership Program, Vantage Care Positioning System. Covenant Care serves more than 17,000 patients per year in their 57 skilled nursing facilities, and is a premier provider of post-acute services throughout the U.S. Avalere's Vantage CPS is a market insights solution that delivers an unparalleled view of Medicare patient pathways between acute and post-acute settings of care.

Through structured data analytics, research, policy analysis, and on-demand access to experts, Vantage CPS will enable Covenant Care to make better strategic and focused decisions in pursuit of continuous quality improvement, and coordinated care delivery. As a Vantage CPS Charter Member, Covenant Care will be collaborating with Avalere Health's experts to create innovative models of care and incentives to respond to the changes in payment and delivery models taking place in the industry.

The Vantage CPS Medicare Intelligence feature delivers structured analytics for easy access to data, including:

  • Readmission rates by key conditions
  • Discharge patterns by conditions and by site of service
  • Referral patterns
  • Length-of-stay averages across different sites of care

Care Innovation Insights provide guidance and commentary in response to how public and private sector efforts are transforming healthcare payment and delivery. Through comprehensive primary and secondary research, we identify the most urgent challenges providers face in establishing effective care coordination programs and offer innovative strategies and tactics.

"Our partnership with Avalere will provide Covenant Care with information we need to create specialized clinical programs and protocols tailored for the patients and hospitals in the communities we serve," said Bob Donovan, president of Covenant Care. "As a premier post-acute provider, we want to ensure we are in alignment with all of our hospital partners. If we have clinical programs that are designed specifically for their patients, then the transition to post-acute care will be efficient and provide for the best outcomes."

Healthcare providers interested in joining the Vantage CPS program should contact Holly Wittenberg at

About Avalere Health

Avalere delivers research, analysis, insight, and strategy for leaders in healthcare business and policy. We offer our clients deep substantive expertise and practical business advice, supported by rigorous, quantitative research and an ability to translate real-time healthcare developments into actionable information. Drawing from a multidisciplinary team of policy, economic, and operational experts, our strategic guidance to hospitals, health systems, and post-acute and long-term care providers is grounded in both rigorous analytics and practical experience Our firm has a long record of work in the core issues of health reform: payment and reimbursement, care delivery design, and quality measurement and reporting. We assist organizations in understanding the impact of policy as well as local market and competitive trends to support business decisions.

About Covenant Care

Covenant Care, based in Aliso Viejo, California, was founded in 1994 by healthcare industry professionals who wanted to create a company that would exceed customer expectations through quality care. They are a leading operator of long-term and post-acute facilities and provide medically complex services to more than 17,000 patients annually, from 57 locations across seven states in the U.S. With a tradition of clinical excellence, the American Health Care Association has recognized 88% of their Skilled Nursing Facilities, with National Quality Awards in the past three years.

SOURCE Avalere Health, LLC