Neurologists with expertise in movement disorders enhance access to specialty care by offering virtual house calls to patients with Parkinson's disease, generating very high levels of patient satisfaction.
The State of Minnesota uses financial rewards and penalties to fund nursing home–initiated quality improvement projects through a competitive bidding process, leading to improvements in the quality of care.
A primary care medical home for patients with disabilities and complex, chronic medical conditions emphasizes patient engagement and care coordination among medical specialties and social service providers, leading to enhanced access to care, better self-management skills, more days of good health, fewer hospitalizations, and lower costs.
A combined State-Federal program pays health plans a capitated fee to provide and coordinate acute, primary, long-term care as well as social services to those eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, leading to enhanced access to care, fewer inpatient admissions and nursing home placements, and high levels of beneficiary and provider satisfaction.
A program known as Cash & Counseling gives Medicaid enrollees a monthly allowance for home care and related services that they can spend at their own discretion, leading to enhanced access to services, fewer unmet needs, improved health outcomes, and high levels of beneficiary satisfaction.
Community outreach workers identify residents at risk of nursing home placement and arrange for them to receive appropriate home- and community-based services, leading to fewer nursing home placements and significant cost savings.
A scoring system assists hospital staff in selecting approaches and, if needed, assistive devices for lifting, moving, and/or repositioning patients, leading to significant reductions in staff injuries and the near elimination of lost and restricted work days caused by these injuries.
Nurses remotely monitor key indicators of end-stage renal disease patients and intervene as appropriate, leading to less inpatient and emergency department use and higher quality of life.
A Native American tribe–owned skilled nursing facility provides culturally competent services using a holistic approach to health and well-being, leading to high patient and family member satisfaction and low staff turnover.
The Community Connections for Refugees with Disabilities program proactively identifies newly arriving refugees with disabilities, and then supports them in accessing culturally competent rehabilitation and community-based social services.