Case Managers Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Each Day, Reducing Mortality and Costs
Case managers remotely monitor Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions via a messaging device that asks and records answers to disease-specific and general health questions each day, leading to lower mortality and costs.
Health Plan and Psychiatric Hospitals Reduce Readmissions by Reviewing Data and Developing Strategies to Improve Postdischarge Care
A partnership between a health plan and psychiatric hospitals focuses on sharing of quarterly data, case reviews, and deployment of specific strategies to improve postdischarge care, leading to significant reductions in readmissions, inpatient days, and costs.
Interdisciplinary Clinic Using Team-Based Approach Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs for Frail, Vulnerable Elderly
An interdisciplinary, hospital-based outpatient clinic staffed by geriatricians and other health professionals cares for seniors with one or more chronic health conditions, leading to improved outcomes and lower costs.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction
Primary care practices use a software-facilitated process to proactively schedule and efficiently complete required components of Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit and to identify and address care gaps, leading to improvements in the provision of preventive services and high physician and patient satisfaction.
Postdischarge Care Management Integrates Medical and Psychosocial Care of Low-Income Elderly Patients
An interdisciplinary care management program that integrates medical and social care for low-income elderly patients with chronic illnesses reduces care costs and improves self-reported health status.
Medicare Plan Finder
This database enables users to view and print a personalized chart comparing Medicare health plans in their area and provides information about the various types of Medicare plans.
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder
This tool will help Medicare beneficiaries learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug coverage and enable them to find and compare prescription drug plans that meet their personal needs.
The Power to Control Diabetes is in Your Hands: Information about Diabetes and Related Medicare Benefits
This booklet provides information to Medicare beneficiaries about diabetes.
Dartmouth Atlas Project
The Dartmouth Atlas Project Web site provides data and information on how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.
The Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
This toolkit provides downloadable educational materials specifically for physicians and other health care professionals and their staff to learn the basics about Medicare prescription drug coverage.