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Project ECHO's complex care initiative: building capacity to help "superutilizers" in underserved communities

Series Title(s):
Case study. Care models for high-need, high-cost patients
Author(s):
Hostetter, Martha, author
Klein, Sarah, author
McCarthy, Douglas, author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, August 2016
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Medically Underserved Area
Mental Disorders -- therapy
Mental Health Services
Multiple Chronic Conditions -- therapy
Primary Health Care
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy
Videoconferencing
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Medicaid
Patient Care Team
Social Support
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
KEY FEATURES. Patients with complex, unmet care needs receive hands-on support from primary care teams coached through videoconference sessions led by experts in addiction medicine, psychiatry, and other fields. TARGET POPULATION. Low-income Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness, substance abuse, and other challenges--an underserved population that accounts for a disproportionate share of health spending in the U.S. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT. Current care models and capacity are not adequate to meet the needs of patients with confounding behavioral health and social support needs. BENEFITS. Early results show significant drops in emergency department and hospital use, with reduced costs to Medicaid. CHALLENGES. Finding and retaining primary care practitioners who are willing to work in inner-city and remote areas.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (12 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101719334 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
Case study. Care models for high-need, high-cost patients
Author(s):
Hostetter, Martha, author
Klein, Sarah, author
McCarthy, Douglas, author
Contributor(s):
Commonwealth Fund, issuing body.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund, August 2016
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Medically Underserved Area
Mental Disorders -- therapy
Mental Health Services
Multiple Chronic Conditions -- therapy
Primary Health Care
Substance-Related Disorders -- therapy
Videoconferencing
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Medicaid
Patient Care Team
Social Support
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
KEY FEATURES. Patients with complex, unmet care needs receive hands-on support from primary care teams coached through videoconference sessions led by experts in addiction medicine, psychiatry, and other fields. TARGET POPULATION. Low-income Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness, substance abuse, and other challenges--an underserved population that accounts for a disproportionate share of health spending in the U.S. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT. Current care models and capacity are not adequate to meet the needs of patients with confounding behavioral health and social support needs. BENEFITS. Early results show significant drops in emergency department and hospital use, with reduced costs to Medicaid. CHALLENGES. Finding and retaining primary care practitioners who are willing to work in inner-city and remote areas.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Extent:
1 online resource (1 PDF file (12 pages))
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101719334 (See catalog record)