Dr. Neglia and The Holston Medical Group have established a unique program that cares for acutely ill patients in an ambulatory setting even though their illnesses would qualify for an inpatient hospitalization.
For the past 20 years, the fundamentals of health care delivery have remained largely unchanged. Health plans rely on cost-shifting and utilization management to bend the cost curve, and doctors and hospitals accept lower prices in exchange for increased patient volumes.
Andrew McClure of Senior Whole Health, a Magellan company, discusses his work around aligning quality measurement and improvement and offers insight on what drove the success of this partnership between medical group providers and this special needs health plan.
Describes the implications of Title III of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which containes a series of landmark provisions for advancing the integration of Medicare and Medicaid and for improving care for persons with complex chronic conditions.
A new care delivery model of providing hospital-level services in the home (sometimes referred to as “home hospitalization” or “hospital at home”) has been launching with pilots at a number of health systems nationally.
To achieve the quality and cost outcomes we seek, Medicare and Medicaid services must be coordinated through one unified plan. And in some cases, this is already happening.
Walks through some of the most common barriers to treating and referring patients with substance abuse disorder in the emergency department and how to address these challenges.
Looks at how the Keystone ACO partnership, serving residents of 41 primarily rural Pennsylvania counties as well as parts of New York, New Jersey and Maryland, is using community health workers to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides comprehensive, compassionate medical care and long-term services and supports to older adults with persistent complex needs who are eligible for nursing home care. Yet, PACE reaches less than two percent of those who could benefit from its services.
The dialogue on caring for patients with complex needs has moved beyond a recognition that social factors like housing or nutrition have an outsize impact on health to practicalities. Now, health care providers are asking: what can we actually do to help?