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.
Highlights how skilled nursing facilities are switching to the Patient Driven Payment Model — a payment system that removes therapy minutes as the basis for payment and enhances payment accuracy for services by making reimbursement dependent on a wide range of clinical characteristics.
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.
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.
For the past 20 years, the fundamentals of health care delivery have remained largely unchanged. Health plans rely on cost-shifting and utilization management to bend the cost curve, and doctors and hospitals accept lower prices in exchange for increased patient volumes.
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.