A User’s Guide to the Better Care Playbook

Five percent of individuals who use health care services account for 50 percent of the spending.

You’ve heard this statistic before. That’s probably why you’re here — because you want to improve quality and lower costs for people with complex needs.

Welcome to the Better Care Playbook. We’re here to help. In this post, we’ll introduce you to the Playbook and suggest some ways to get the most out of it.

The Better Care Playbook is part of an effort led by six national foundations to offer you the latest information and resources on how to provide better care for people with complex needs. The rapidly evolving policy and payment environment is creating considerable pressure to change, and change fast. The Playbook is designed to give you the practical answers you need to get started or accelerate your work in addressing this critical problem.

To that end, the Playbook offers a highly curated group of resources, including peer-reviewed journal articles, case studies, step-by-step guides, and practical tips. These resources and tools are designed to help health care organizations, particularly those participating in value-based payment models like accountable care organizations and Medicare Advantage plans, improve care for people with complex needs.

Here are four ways to find the information you need:

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We’d love your feedback on how we can better help you on your journey to improve health and lower costs. Send us an email at Playbook@IHI.org.