A breast clinic co-located in a radiology department and staffed by an advanced registered nurse practitioner enables prompt evaluation and diagnosis of patients with breast symptoms, leading to lower utilization and costs, increased efficiency for breast surgeons, and high levels of patient satisfaction.
A primary care clinic serving primarily Cantonese patients offers eligible individuals who come in for a visit during influenza season an influenza shot and a home fecal occult blood test, leading to a significant increase in colorectal cancer screening.
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.
Intensive, concurrent medical and behavioral health care, addiction services, and social service coordination improve patient outcomes and reduce health system use among patients who historically have been frequent users of emergency departments.
HealthSpring's Partnership for Quality program offers bonuses to physician practices and onsite care coordination and disease management support, leading to significantly better outcomes and reduced costs for Medicare Advantage enrollees.
A plan-supported medical home model used by clinics serving Medicaid managed care beneficiaries enhances access to care, improves quality, and reduces inpatient admissions.
A large medical group developed a comprehensive strategy to increase the number of physicians who speak languages other than English in order to improve access for patients with limited English proficiency.
As part of a larger statewide, collaborative initiative targeting four key settings, a pediatric health system promotes policy and practice changes in primary care, leading to increased support by providers in helping youth adopt healthier behaviors.
The nation's first statewide health information exchange, the Delaware Health Information Network gives clinicians immediate access to patient-specific health data from other providers, leading to higher quality and more efficient care.
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.