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Care transition interventions can be difficult to successfully implement, but using an evidence-based framework to incorporate stakeholder feedback can help identify barriers to effectiveness...
Complex care management programs implemented by Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations (NGACOs) have shown some success in recent years, but there have been few examples of programs...
Veterans frequently have complex medical, behavioral, and social needs, but often experience barriers in accessing health care services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest...
Understanding where and how high-risk patients receive care can inform efforts to improve care for this population. This study observed care patterns for more than 350,000 high-risk patients within...
While community health worker (CHW) programs that serve low-income populations have demonstrated reductions in preventable acute care utilization, these programs often have limited funding. Developing...
Although health care systems commonly refer individuals with unmet social needs to social service agencies, in some cases, these agencies may not have the capacity to provide adequate assistance. This...
Integrated primary care teams have demonstrated positive impacts on patient care, but less is known about the impact of including social workers on these teams. This study evaluated the addition of...
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...
Engaging patients in shared decision-making requires providers to integrate patient-identified goals into patient-provider communications. This qualitative study explored how high-need, high-cost...
When designing alternate payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) to improve care for vulnerable populations, it is important to understand the impact that social determinants of...
While accountable care organizations (ACOs) offer promise for integrating social services into medical care, ACOs report significant barriers to successful integration. Using qualitative data from 22...