Medical "Extensivists" Care for High-Acuity Patients Across Settings, Leading to Reduced Hospital Use
A Medicare Advantage plan uses employed "extensivists" who perform traditional hospitalist functions for a smaller-than-average caseload of patients, and then continue to follow and care for these patients after discharge until their condition becomes stabilized, leading to low length of stay and fewer readmissions.
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.
Health Plan's Multifaceted Strategy Involving Care Coordination, Disease Management and Physician Incentives Leads to Better Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicare Advantage Enrollees
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.
Pharmacy Clinics Help Low-Income, Elderly Individuals Access Medications, Leading to Better Adherence and Lower Costs
Pharmacists, pharmacy students or residents, and volunteers conduct clinics at primary care practices that help elderly, low-income patients access appropriate, cost-effective medications.
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.
This interactive decision-support tool assists consumers who are considering signing up for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.