Resources

Health care organizations are increasingly partnering with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) to provide social needs support for older adults in the community who are identified with high health risks...
To improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs and utilization for people with complex needs, it is important to understand the underlying social and behavioral issues that may be driving...
Interventions targeting frequent emergency department (ED) users are increasingly common, but many are developed with limited understanding of this population’s comprehensive use of medical and social...
While Medicare Advantage (MA) plans have new flexibility to target and cover supplemental benefits that address health-related social needs, few plans provided these types of benefits in 2019...
This resource used national survey data from physician practices and ACOs, paired with qualitative interviews, to learn about home visiting programs. ACO practices were more likely to report using...
This resource analyzes preventable ED visits and identifies mechanisms for preventing them. To identify opportunities to prevent ED visits, Premier, a health care improvement company, analyzed nearly...
This resource describes an effort to apply a learning health systems approach to reducing ED utilization. A learning health system focuses on improving people’s health at scale through continuous...
This resource is a study evaluating an alternative in-hospital assessment to determine the need for continuing care after discharge. In the UK, a long and complicated Continuing Health Care (CHC)...
This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include: Today’s...
This resource provides an evaluation of a health system’s outpatient complex case management (OPCM) program and examines whether OPCM lowers service utilization and health care costs. U.S. health...
This resource assesses the characteristics and health care utilization of high-cost patients and compares high-cost patients across payers and countries, based on a systematic review of studies in...
This resource describes the strategies employed by ACOs that have comprehensive care management programs for complex patients. This report is from the six-foundation collaborative and is based on...