Infographic: 7 Critical Steps in Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Friday, November 13th, 2015
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Patients with multiple health problems, often referred to as high-need, high-cost patients, often need assistance with areas outside of the typical medical environment, such as housing and everyday tasks in managing their health, according to a new infographic by The Commonwealth Fund.

The infographic looks at seven key features of programs that are effective in managing these patients.

7 Critical Steps in Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

Asked by its C-suite to quantify contributions of its multidisciplinary care team for its highest-risk patients, AltaMed Health Services Corporation readily identified seven key performance metrics associated with the team. Having demonstrated the team’s bottom line impact on specialty costs, emergency room visits, and HEDIS® measures, among other areas, the largest independent federally qualified community health center (FQHC) was granted additional staff to expand care management for its safety net population.

Care Coordination of Highest-Risk Patients: Business Case for Managing Complex Populations chronicles AltaMed’s four-phase rollout of care coordination for dual eligibles—a population with higher hospitalization and utilization and care costs twice those of any other population served by AltaMed.

Get the latest healthcare infographics delivered to your e-inbox with Eye on Infographics, a bi-weekly, e-newsletter digest of visual healthcare data. Click here to sign up today.

Have an infographic you’d like featured on our site? Click here for submission guidelines.

Tags: , ,

Related Posts:

Comments are closed.