Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and tailored care coordination strategies may improve preventable hospitalizations and reduce racial disparities among patients with coexisting physical and mental health conditions.
Describes how two health plans — Anthem, Inc. and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield —organizations introduced a palliative care measure into their hospital value-based payment programs, which has led to significant improvements in access to palliative care for their seriously ill members.
Details the proactive approach of Cambridge Health Alliance, a public ambulatory care and hospital system in the Boston area, to initiate goals of care conversations with high-risk patients in their respiratory clinic.
David Labby, MD, health strategy advisor at Health Share of Oregon, outlines how the COVID-19 response presents key opportunities for health systems to build new relationships and approaches needed for a recovery-oriented approach to complex care.
Explores opportunities for Medicare Advantage plans to provide non-medical supplemental benefits during COVID-19 — including in-home supports, meal and grocery deliveries, home modifications, and transitional supports — to help Medicare beneficiaries shelter at home.
Melanie Bella, former director of the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, explores implications of COVID-19 to influence the future landscape for integrating Medicare and Medicaid services.
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, One Community Health partnered with OCHIN to rapidly transform its care delivery model, implementing new virtual care tools to safely and effectively serve vulnerable patients with complex needs through the pandemic and beyond.