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...
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 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...
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 provides personas, which are character profiles aggregated from a collection of interviews with members of a population, for three subgroups of the high-need population. The personas...
This resource examines the characteristics and health care experiences of adults with high needs, defined as people with three or more chronic diseases and a functional limitation. (The data predate...
This resource examines health care spending and use of services among adults with high needs, defined as people who have three or more chronic diseases and a functional limitation. One in 20 US adults...
This resource reviews Commonwealth Fund survey data focused on high-need adults ages 65 and older in nine countries — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland...
This resource reports the findings from focus groups of adults with three or more health conditions that limit their ability to do things such as get out of bed, dress, or bathe themselves. It also...