- The HIDA Extended Care Acuity-Weighted Utilization Index reveals moderate expansion in Q2 2016.
- The Index is down 7.5 points from Q1 2016.
- The decline is driven largely by negligible growth in acuity, and a lack of growth in occupancy.
- All regions experienced index decreases with the exception of Northwest which increased by 9 due to reported growth in acuity, occupancy, and admissions.
- Facilities of all sizes (as reported by number of beds) showed index decreases.
- Prior year measurements show that index decreases are expected in Q2 and Q3 as occupancy and admissions wane.
Defining Market Conditions in a Single Acuity-Weighted Number:
- The goal is to provide a quick snapshot to show whether extended care market is expanding, contracting, or remaining flat.
- Survey respondents are asked to describe if admissions, occupancy and acuity are up, down or flat from last quarter. Responses are translated into scores: +100 if up (expansion), 0 if flat, and -100 if down (contraction).
- Scores for each measures are weighted by the % of influence they have on medical supply spending. At this time, % of influence is determined using a short survey fielded to prior extended care survey respondents.