Summarizes key recommendations from a recent Trust for America’s Health report, which outlines how federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners can facilitate equitable vaccination for this population and how to include the needs of homebound individuals in future public health strategies and planning.
Use of hospital readmission rates to measure quality may be unfair for some accountable care organizations and safety-net providers, since members with complex medical and social needs are a main driver of these rates.
Randomized controlled trial of a care management intervention shows significant improvement in patient activation and self-rated health and decreased symptoms of depression in patients with complex needs.
Featured promising strategies from health systems and payers — including Kaiser Permanente, New York City Health + Hospitals, and CareOregon — for effectively identifying people with complex health and social needs to inform tailored health care interventions for targeted subpopulations.
Explores study findings on why provider organizations decide to participate in a Medicare accountable care organization program, what factors impact successful value-based payment uptake, and what this means for complex care.