The American Journal of Accountable Care | September 2017

The American Journal of Accountable Care

An evaluation of the use of predictive modeling for primary care resource allocation demonstrated reduced spending and improved quality and patient experience for publicly insured adults.
Transitional care interventions are considered evidence-based, designed to ensure coordination and continuity of care when patients are transferred to different levels of care, and to prevent hospital readmissions of heart failure patients.
Nearly 20 years after the publication of the essay “To Err is Human,” we may just be approaching the paradigm shift that the authors anticipated the article would bring about.
To promote future partnerships among colleges of pharmacy and accountable care organizations, this article describes several initial challenges to partnership formation, including those related to agenda setting and resource utilization.
Postacute care partners are required for successful patient transitions. Collaboration among multidisciplinary teams and community resources is critical for discharge planning and partnership alignment.
Many patients offered, and those already participating in, care management are unaware of what care management is and that they have participated.

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