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Medical "Extensivists" Care for High-Acuity Patients Across Settings, Leading to Reduced Hospital Use 12/18/2013
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.
Health Plan Uses Nurse Practitioners to Improve Outcomes for Seniors With Diabetes, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertension, and Wounds 8/14/2013
Supported by sophisticated information technology and a separate outreach team, cross-trained nurse practitioners run disease-specific clinics in which they educate patients about self-management and proactively manage and coordinate care related to diabetes, wounds, congestive heart failure, hypertension, pulmonary disease, and coronary artery disease; the program has led to significant improvements in outcomes across targeted diseases/conditions.
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Last updated: April 09, 2014.