Resources

Evidence is mounting about the importance of robust primary care in achieving the Triple Aim of advancing quality of care, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. Primary care initiatives across the country have shown that enhancing primary care can coordinate service delivery to the benefit of both patients and clinicians. In Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), primary care transformation has been foundational for shifting to a team-based approach that reaps benefits for patients, providers, and payers.
The individual characteristic that contributes most to complex care needs is the inability to function in activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating, bathing, and dressing. The winners in population health management will be the health plans and providers that figure out how to identify individuals with ADL impairment and address their needs with comprehensive care management and targeted non-medical services.
This resource describes a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effects of a case management intervention called V1SAGES (Vulnerable Patients in Primary Care: Nurse Case Management and Self...
This resource describes an effort to apply a learning health systems approach to reducing ED utilization. A learning health system focuses on improving people’s health at scale through continuous...
This resource is a toolkit highlighting innovative care coordination strategies used by Medicare ACOs. ACOs use a variety of methods to coordinate and manage the care of their populations, including...
This resource is a toolkit for identifying patients with various physical, functional, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Patients and families living with serious illness have a range of needs...
This resource is a study evaluating an alternative in-hospital assessment to determine the need for continuing care after discharge. In the UK, a long and complicated Continuing Health Care (CHC)...
Although senior living organizations are primarily oriented toward housing and hospitality, there are many reasons they provide a great platform for value-based care.
This resource is a study undertaken to understand the experiences of older adults living in community settings with multiple chronic conditions. Common themes for study participants included depending...
Senior living refers to a range of service-enriched housing aimed at older adults who want specific service amenities, health care support, or help with activities of daily living (e.g., dressing). Many forms of senior living, such as assisted living, evolved to offer an alternative to nursing homes — to provide a safe version of home that prioritizes hospitality, comfort, and independence over the constant supervision and medical care of a 24-hour facility. Examples of senior living include independent and assisted living. The services offered by senior-living providers vary but can include...
HealthPartners of Minnesota, one of seven health plans in Minnesota’s state administered Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) program, was highlighted for addressing a social determinant of health risk factor within their frail elderly population: lack of transportation. The report detailed both HealthPartner’s unique dedication to improving transportation quality and convenience for its members, and the benefits of state supported Fully Integrated Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (FIDE SNP), like MSHO.
This resource builds on the seminal Home Alone study, the first national examination at how family caregivers manage medical and nursing tasks. Major findings of this new study include: Today’s...