The value of community-based resources for the effective prevention and management of disease has been recognized by physicians and health care systems alike. This webinar will feature details on the CommunityRx system, a population health innovation that combined an e-prescribing model and community engagement on the South Side of Chicago. Dr. Lindau will share insights from her recently published Health Affairs article “CommunityRx: A Population Health Improvement Innovation That Connects Clinics to Communities” demonstrating the feasibility of using health IT and workforce innovation to bridge the gap between clinical and other health-promoting sectors.
Behavioral healthcare/substance abuse care is becoming more visible and more highly integrated into care delivered by hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Easier said than done—multiple issues arise when trying to operationalize this integration, including restructuring inpatient, ambulatory and emergency care delivery, the shortage of qualified providers, and the increased need for substance abuse services fueled by the opioid epidemic.
What are Pay for Success initiatives and what is their track record in health? This Webinar will discuss Pay for Success initiatives (also known as social impact bonds) that have been launched to date in the United States. This presentation will also include examples of these initiatives and what has been learned from them about the potential and key challenges of using this model of funding for population health improvement.
Participatory medicine is a movement in which activated, empowered patients engage as drivers of their health, and in which providers encourage and collaborate with them as full partners in their care. This Webinar discusses successful initiatives to realize the benefits of this innovative approach to care delivery.
Evaluating and caring for refugees includes multiple considerations beyond the usual scope of screening and care. Join us for this presentation to learn from a clinical project between a community organization and a home healthcare agency that explored the health needs of refugees, both older adults and their families.
The vast majority of variation in spending is unexplained and reducing variation leads to reductions in utilization and improvements in quality. Crystal Run Healthcare in New York State implemented a program to reduce practice variation on a foundation of an automated tool that identifies variation in utilization of health care resources for disease management. The variation in utilization was shared with providers and led to the development of a robust best practice library grounded in published clinical guidelines and expert opinion from professional organizations. This program has allowed Crystal Run to improve quality and patient access while lowering cost of care.
Hear how Atrius Health leveraged its primary care medical home foundation to get triple-aim results across the medical neighborhood. A focus on coordinating care for high-risk patients and high-cost events reduced cost and improved outcomes for their Medicare population. Atrius’ success with this payer-blind approach helped them re-think their broader population health management strategy.
Post-acute and long-term care providers, consumers, and payers are interacting to produce new models of care and new ways of financing such care. This complex ecosystem includes Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care insurance, the care continuum from home and community-based care through assisted living and skilled nursing care, and the integrated care models that are springing up from Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through dual-eligible programs. Our speaker is W. Scott Plumb, currently Managing Partner of Strategic Care Solutions (SCS) LLC, who has spent his career in various roles and organizations in senior care.
The ACU (Association of Clinicians for the Underserved) Workforce Project, the STAR² Center, offers free tools, training, and assistance to community health centers. This Webinar provides an overview of these tools, with special focus paid to the unique individual CHC recruitment & retention Data Profiles to address individual health center workforce needs as well as national trends in workforce data.
There is an inarguable shift occurring within the healthcare overall from “volume” based reimbursement (fee-for-service) to “value” based payment. By the end of 2016, 30% of Medicare payments will be based on value, rather than fee for service, and CMS has set the goal of 50% by 2018. How can managers determine the best or “ideal” resource utilization for a particular patient while collaboratively developing more sensitive and predictive models? Which patients should be referred to post-acute care centers for rehabilitation, and which can be safely referred to home with care? How can providers best deflect the drive of some intermediaries attempting to use cookie-cutter approaches to care utilization?