No summer is complete without the essentials — sunscreen, flip flops, and a good vacation read. The Better Care Playbook’s summer reading list can catch you up on the latest innovations in improving care for people with complex needs. Check out these recent top blog posts and resources on the Playbook.
- Understanding Provider Participation in Value-Based Payment
Explores why provider organizations decide to participate in Medicare accountable care organization programs, what factors impact the performance and spread of value-based payment, and the implications for serving people with complex needs.
- Physician Biases Toward People with Disability and Implications for Care Delivery
Shares perspectives from Lisa Iezzoni, MD, MSc, renowned disability researcher, who discusses the implications of a survey of over 700 practicing physicians nationwide about their attitudes toward people with disability, which uncovered some surprising results.
- What Works to Improve Care for Dual Eligible Individuals: An Evidence and Resource Review
Highlights curated resources that can help health care stakeholders understand the needs of people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, the evidence for integrating the two programs, and how states, health plans, and providers can advance these models.
- Navigating the Challenges of Cross-Sector Partnerships to Meet the Needs of Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Summarizes results from a survey of community-based organizations, which reveals a rise in partnerships with health care organizations and the nature of these relationships, as well as common contracting challenges and how partners are finding collaborative solutions.
- Rush@Home: Meeting People with Complex Needs Where They Are
Features Rush@Home, a Chicago-based program at the Rush University Medical Center, which is bringing primary care to homebound individuals. The profile shares insights for other providers and health systems interested in home-based primary care.
- Operational Guide to Identify, Understand, and Treat High-Need Patients
New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country, created this toolkit to support hospitals in identifying, understanding, and treating patients with complex needs. It includes predictive modeling tools, patient screeners, and more.
- Identifying Populations with Complex Needs: Variation in Approaches Used to Select Complex Patient Populations
Defining and identifying populations with complex needs are key steps to planning a complex care intervention. Yet, there is a wide array of identification approaches used by health care entities. This literature review summarizes different identification methods to provide insights on planning complex care programs.
- Tracking Progress on Person-Centered Care for Older Adults: How Are We Doing?
Using data from a national survey of adults age 50 and over, this report examines how older adults’ care preferences are taken into account in their interactions with the health care system. It reveals inequities in how preferences are considered based on race/ethnicity, income, insurance status, and other factors.
- Adopting a Trauma-Informed Approach to Improve Patient Care: Foundational Organizational-Level Steps
Exposure to trauma can have lasting adverse effects on mental, physical, and social well-being, leading to greater incidence of health-risk behaviors and poor health outcomes. This resource offers practical recommendations for health care organizations interested in taking steps to become more trauma-informed.
- Connecting Provider to Home: A Home-Based Social Intervention Program for Older Adults
In this home-based pilot program, a social worker and community health worker team connect older adults with complex needs to social services and support access to primary care. This evaluation found that the pilot significantly reduced emergency department and hospital visits, and improved patient satisfaction and quality of care.