Impact of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants on Utilization and Costs for Complex Patients
A Turning Point in Medicare Policy: Guiding Principles for New Flexibility Under Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill
For frail older adults with complex care needs, an inpatient hospital stay is destabilizing and often marks the beginning of a decline in functioning. For these older adults and their families, the post-hospital period is a risky, confusing, and stressful time. Providers, payers, hospitals and health systems should look for ways to innovate their care delivery models and to manage and improve care for their patients.
‘Eyes in The Home’: ACOs Use Home Visits to Improve Care Management, Identify Needs, And Reduce Hospital Use
Building Blocks of Robust Primary Care Delivery, Part 1: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Care with the Annual Wellness Visit
The time constraints of the typical primary care practice often do not allow providers to take a comprehensive look at all of their patients’ needs each year. Getting to the bottom of the checklist of preventive screenings and evaluating all ongoing chronic care needs simply takes time. Enabling office staff to assist in this work, under the direction of the supervising provider, presents a tremendous opportunity to create a patient-centered and comprehensive care plan that matches each patient’s unique needs and desires.
From continued enrollment growth to expanded flexibility to offer non-medical supplemental benefits, Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of older adults.