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The coronavirus pandemic intensified the already pressing need for the communication and symptom management expertise of palliative care specialists. Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City...
This analysis compared Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees’ demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics plus health care utilization, spending, and quality of care in 2012 and 2015, and...
Complex care programs across the country use varied criteria to identify people with complex health and social needs and measure the effectiveness of subsequent interventions. Greater standardization...
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...
Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
To improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs and utilization for people with complex needs, it is important to understand the underlying social and behavioral issues that may be driving...
While high-cost patients include diverse subgroups with varying clinical and social needs, efforts to improve the efficiency of care and target interventions have been limited by the lack of knowledge...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...
High-need, high-cost Medicaid patients enrolled in a 12-month complex care management program at CareMore Health in Memphis, Tennessee experienced reductions of 59 percent in inpatient utilization and...
ECHO Care is a complex care intervention pilot that integrated the Project ECHO model, which links primary care practitioners virtually with specialists, with outpatient intensivist teams (OITs) in...
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) virtually connects specialists with community-based providers to help improve patient care management. This evaluation of the ECHO Care pilot...
A randomized controlled trial found that the “Camden Core Model,” a short-term care management program for individuals with complex health and social needs and multiple recent hospital admissions, did...