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Policy Initiative Features Fixed Monthly Payments to Primary Care Clinics for Providing Depression Care Bundle, Allowing Many Patients to Achieve Good Outcomes 8/13/2014
A collaborative initiative features standardized care elements and fixed per-patient payments for treatment of depression in the primary care setting, leading to high rates of remission and response to treatment and high levels of provider satisfaction.
Retail Walk-In Clinics Provide Easy Access to Low-Cost Primary Care Services 8/13/2014
MinuteClinic operates walk-in, low-cost primary care clinics located within retail stores.
Standardized Protocols and Processes Enhance Compliance With Recommended Care, Improve Staff Perceptions of Patient Safety at a Birthing Center 8/13/2014
Regions Hospital improved the safety and reliability of labor and delivery care by adopting standardized protocols and processes to guide care, along with strategies to improve communication among providers.
Policy State–Federal Program Provides Capitated Payments to Plans Serving Those Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, Leading to Better Access to Care and Less Hospital and Nursing Home Use 8/13/2014
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.
Policy Alliance Creates Community Health Workers’ Scope of Practice, Training Curriculum, Certificate Program, and Reimbursement Strategy, Expanding Their Integration Into the Health System to Reduce Health Disparities 7/30/2014
A statewide consortium of community health workers, public agencies, and nonprofits aimed to reduce health disparities by developing a standardized scope of practice, creating a training and certificate program and a stable funding strategy to secure reimbursement from Medicaid. Their work resulted in greater integration for these workers in the health care work force.
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Last updated: August 13, 2014.