The Importance of Tailored Care Management Programs for High-Risk Patients
In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we chat with 2 authors of an article that appeared in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®, which focused on the results of their evaluation of an intensive community care management program for individuals with dual high-risk Medicaid ACO-eligible patients.
Teams from Mass General Brigham Health System and the Commonwealth Care Alliance, both in Massachusetts, collaborated on a value-based care initiative with the primary goals of improving patient clinical outcomes, reducing unnecessary use of health care and to make care more accessible.
In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Jack Rowe, MD, MPH, and Lori Tishler, MD, MPH, 2 authors of “Intensive Care Management of a Complex Medicaid Population: A Randomized Evaluation,” published in the September issue of The American Journal of Managed Care®. Their findings on the effectiveness of the iCMP PLUS (Patients Linked to Urgent Support) program show that reaching high-risk patients in their communities with personalized interventions can reduce unnecessary medical expenses and healthcare utilization, as well as the value of partnerships between academic center physicians and community primary care.