Capitated System Identifies, Screens, and Treats Osteoporosis Risks, Preventing Hip Fractures, Saving Lives, and Reducing Costs
A capitated system proactively identifies, screens, and treats those with or at risk for osteoporosis, leading to a 49 percent decline in hip fractures, more than 350 lives saved each year, and tens of millions of dollars in annual cost savings.
Community Coalition Supports Schools in Helping Students Increase Physical Activity and Make Better Food Choices
A community-based coalition in rural Pennsylvania conducts ongoing marketing, supports schools, and sponsors community events in an effort to promote healthier behaviors by students, leading to more physical activity and better food choices.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Emergency Department Uses Tool To Identify At-Risk Patients in Need of HIV Testing, Leading to Same Number of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Fewer Screening Tests
An emergency department uses an eight-variable risk assessment tool to determine which patients should be tested for undiagnosed HIV, leading to the identification of the same number of HIV-positive patients as through universal screening, thus suggesting greater cost-effectiveness.
Health System Offers Routine Tests Without Need for Physician Order, Enhancing Access for Small but Growing Number of Satisfied Patients
A health system allows patients to receive certain routine laboratory tests without a physician's order, enhancing access to these tests and generating positive feedback.
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Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
The Health Insurer Pandemic Influenza Planning identifies important, targeted activities health insurers can do now to prepare for a pandemic. This checklist is organized according to business-related, employee-related, and communications-related activities.
Designing and Implementing Medicaid Care Management Programs: A User’s Guide
The Medicaid Care Management Guide helps States design, implement, and evaluate care management programs for the chronically ill.
Theory and Reality of Value-Based Purchasing: Lessons from the Pioneers
This report summary provides early lessons on the scope, patterns, barriers, and possibilities of value-based purchasing.
Evaluating the Impact of Value-Based Purchasing: A Guide for Purchasers
This guide was developed to be an evaluation tool for purchasers, particularly employers, in assessing their value-based purchasing (VBP) activities.
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.