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...
Based on a review of the evidence, the Quick Reference Guide to Promising Care Models offers summary information on 28 programs for adults with complex needs, specifically: Target population and...
This resource curates resources from experts across the country in the field of trauma-informed care. Health care stakeholders are increasingly recognizing the impact of trauma on health and the value...
This resource describes a promising new hospitalist model for inpatient treatment of complex care patients. In July 2016, Commonwealth Care Alliance and Boston Medical Center created a hospitalist...
This resource describes recent changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) and their implications for plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently reinterpreted several key aspects...
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...
Throughout the country, efforts are increasingly emerging to integrate social services into health care systems. This resource classifies new initiatives, identifies common challenges, and proposes...
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...
This resource contains profiles of nearly a hundred programs that target complex patients across 36 states and territories, including Puerto Rico and Washington, DC. To qualify for inclusion, the...
This resource proposes a framework to help guide the development of programs for populations with complex needs. While medical drugs and devices go through a well-established, rigorous development...