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Adults with serious mental illness (SMI) are at much greater risk than the general population for cardiovascular disease, and require tailored interventions to address co-occurring cardiovascular risk...
Low-income individuals with diabetes who experience unstable housing and food insecurity are likely to have increased emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations. This study evaluated the...
In this blog post, a community health worker and social worker from CareMore Health share their perspective on the importance of their roles in lowering costs and improving outcomes for high-need patients.
Individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have high preventable emergency department (ED) usage, often due to poorly managed chronic medical conditions. A North Carolina primary care center...
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an evidence-based model of care for older adults who meet a nursing-home level of care, but live in community settings. Across the country...
This blog post highlights opportunities for providers to implement medications for addiction treatment programs during COVID-19.
Medications for addiction treatment (MAT) programs implemented in primary care settings need to go beyond prescribing and dispensing medication to fully address the complex health and social needs of...
Medications for addiction treatment (MAT) is an effective tool for the treatment of opioid use disorder. MAT providers are increasingly embracing harm reduction strategies in their clinical practice in order to expand access to MAT and further improve patients’ quality of life. Harm reduction is a set of principles and strategies that seek to minimize the risks associated with drug use, including: Health and dignity of people who use drugs. Participant-centered services. Participant involvement in the programs and policies that serve the community. Participant autonomy. Consideration of...
The coronavirus pandemic intensified the already pressing need for the communication and symptom management expertise of palliative care specialists. Amid the surge of COVID-19 cases in New York City...
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have shown promise in improving care for individuals with chronic conditions who also have coexisting mental health conditions, in part by incentivizing hospitals...
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...
This blog post describes how two health plans — Anthem, Inc. and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield —organizations introduced a palliative care measure into their hospital value-based payment programs, which has led to significant improvements in access to palliative care for their seriously ill members.