Resources

Palliative care improves quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative...
A majority of mature accountable care organizations (ACOs) segment their high-need, high-cost (HNHC) population into smaller subgroups to better identify those with similar needs, employing a range of...
This resource describes the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative, an initiative to improve health and quality of life for rural seniors. Populations of rural seniors face significant challenges...
This resource provides an example of an approach to caring for different subpopulations of people with dementia. UCLA Health adopted a structure that identifies people living with dementia, then...
Based on a review of the evidence, the Quick Reference Guide to Promising Care Models offers summary information on 28 programs for adults with complex needs, specifically: Target population and...
This resource describes a promising new hospitalist model for inpatient treatment of complex care patients. In July 2016, Commonwealth Care Alliance and Boston Medical Center created a hospitalist...
This resource examines three innovative models for treating patients with serious illness, developed by third-party firms that contract with Medicare Advantage plans. The financing structure of...
Throughout the country, efforts are increasingly emerging to integrate social services into health care systems. This resource classifies new initiatives, identifies common challenges, and proposes...
This resource shares 10 questions that California’s Medicaid managed care plans are now required to ask patients about their social and functional needs. These questions could serve as a model for...
This resource provides a summary of key components of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act, which was passed and signed on February 9, 2018...
This brief offers practical recommendations for health care organizations interested in providing trauma-informed care. Experts recommend that when transitioning to a trauma-informed approach, a...
This resource contains profiles of nearly a hundred programs that target complex patients across 36 states and territories, including Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. To qualify for inclusion, the...