Features David Labby, MD, health strategy advisor for Health Share of Oregon, who provides insights on the recently released report on Camden Coalition's randomized controlled trial on the Camden Core Model.
Primary care initiatives have shown that enhancing primary care can coordinate service delivery to the benefit of both patients and clinicians. In Medicare ACOs, primary care transformation has been foundational for shifting to a team-based approach that reaps benefits for everyone involved.
Looks at how the Keystone ACO partnership, serving residents of 41 primarily rural Pennsylvania counties as well as parts of New York, New Jersey and Maryland, is using community health workers to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly provides comprehensive, compassionate medical care and long-term services and supports to older adults with persistent complex needs who are eligible for nursing home care. Yet, PACE reaches less than two percent of those who could benefit from its services.
Many studies have highlighted the importance of effective interprofessional care teams to improve health outcomes for people with complex needs. But many programs do not take advantage of the special training of social workers to meet these needs on their primary health care teams.