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Shelter-Based Medical Care and Case Management Enhance Access to Services for Homeless Women, Improve Outcomes, and Lower Costs 7/16/2014
Volunteer physicians, supported by paid nurse case managers, provide homeless women with needed medical care in homeless shelters and connect the women to other needed medical and social services. The program has enhanced access to services, improved outcomes, and generated significant cost savings.
Donated Care Program Enhances Access to Ongoing Care for Uninsured Patients, Resulting in Significant Reductions in ED Visits, Hospitalizations, and Costs 7/2/2014
CarePartners, a donated care program, matches uninsured Maine residents with primary care physicians who are willing to care for up to 10 patients for free. Case managers help enrollees obtain needed services, including hospital care, specialist services, and free or low-cost drugs through prescription assistance programs.
Provider Team Offers Services and Referrals to Frequent Emergency Department Users in Inner City, Leading to Anecdotal Reports of Lower Utilization 6/4/2014
Teams of providers proactively visit homes, shelters, and the streets to locate frequent emergency department visitors and provide them with preventive care and other social services.
Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 5/21/2014
With support from State funding, a community mental health center provides integrated mental health, primary care, care coordination, and wellness services to Medicaid beneficiaries with severe and persistent mental illness, leading to better chronic disease outcomes.
Comprehensive, Shelter-Based Clinic Enhances Access to Oral Health Services for Homeless in Los Angeles 3/26/2014
A collaborative partnership between the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Union Rescue Mission shelter, and other community stakeholders has led to free, comprehensive dental services available to homeless individuals in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.
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Safety Net Accountable Care Organization Readiness Assessment Tool 5/8/2013
The Safety Net ACO Readiness Assessment Tool is designed for the leaders in your organization (and whomever else that you wish) to assess how ready your organization is to take on the responsibilities of becoming an ACO serving your population of safety net patients.
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Last updated: July 16, 2014.