Using Community-Based Care Management to Lower Service Use, Spending Among High-Risk Patients
This month's issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®
features a study that examined the effectiveness of a high-intensity, community-based care management program for Medicare patients with complex medical and social needs. Estimating the impact of the program on 6 utilization spending outcomes, the researchers found that the program reduced hospital readmissions and also likely reduced admissions and Medicare Parts A and B spending.
We sat down with 2 of the study's researchers—Purvi Sevak, PhD, senior researcher at Mathematica, and Cara Stepanczuk, MPA, researcher in the health unit at Mathematica—to discuss the study findings and their implications.
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Effects of a Community-Based Care Management Model for Super-Utilizers