Including spiritual care within care management programs in outpatient, managed care, and population health settings can enhance patient care and support the effectiveness of the interdisciplinary care team.
A patient navigation intervention for people with substance use disorder led to cost savings of over $17,000 per participant after 12 months post-discharge due to reduced inpatient admissions and emergency department visits.
Shared practical implementation considerations that can support health plans and provider groups in developing community-based models of care that use the strengths of social workers and community health workers.
Care management interventions demonstrated improvements in mental health, quality of life, and patient satisfaction as well as reduced psychiatric inpatient days for people with serious mental illness.
Home-based intensive care model for Medicaid and dually eligible enrollees with complex needs led to positive health outcomes and reduced acute care spending, particularly for individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis.