Resources

This analysis compared Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees’ demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical characteristics plus health care utilization, spending, and quality of care in 2012 and 2015, and...
Palliative care improves quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment. Palliative...
A majority of mature accountable care organizations (ACOs) segment their high-need, high-cost (HNHC) population into smaller subgroups to better identify those with similar needs, employing a range of...
Approximately one in three Medicare beneficiaries is enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, and more than one third of these MA enrollees are classified as high need based on their chronic...
This resource examines three innovative models for treating patients with serious illness, developed by third-party firms that contract with Medicare Advantage plans. The financing structure of...
This resource shares 10 questions that California’s Medicaid managed care plans are now required to ask patients about their social and functional needs. These questions could serve as a model for...
This resource provides a summary of key components of the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act, which was passed and signed on February 9, 2018...
The Commonwealth Fund surveyed patients with complex needs from June to September of 2016, and an analysis of the results reveals that the health care system is failing to meet these patients’ needs...
This resource analyzes nationwide 2014 ED data across 13 geographically dispersed US states. Findings include: For ED visits covered by Medicaid, high-need, high-cost patients were on average older...
To inform the delivery of targeted care for the highest-need beneficiaries, this resource examines comorbidity patterns among Medicaid beneficiaries under 65 years old with disabilities. Key findings...
This resource describes opportunities to use digital health products for high-need, high-cost populations. It summarizes the results of the Super-Utilizer Health Innovation Challenge, run by the...
This resource examines Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities who were hospitalized during 2003–2005 in order to identify opportunities to reduce hospital readmission rates in this population. The...