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Exercise and Nutrition Program Helps Individuals With Serious Mental Illness Develop Healthier Lifestyles, Improve Fitness and Mental Well-Being 8/13/2014
A motivational health promotion and physical fitness program for adults with serious mental illnesses produced meaningful improvements in physical fitness and mental well-being.
Health Coach Program in a Medical Group Improves Self-Care and Decreases Readmissions for High-Risk, Chronically Ill Patients 8/13/2014
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic assigned health coaches to high-risk chronic disease patients to provide instruction regarding health care needs over the phone, during office visits, and in group classes; the program reduced readmission rates and costs among elderly patients.
Policy Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 8/13/2014
A group of 12 New Jersey hospitals offered upside incentives to individual physicians based on their performance on various efficiency metrics, leading to significant cost savings without negatively affecting quality of care.
Mental Health Center Provides Integrated Primary Care and Care Coordination to Medicaid Beneficiaries With Severe Mental Illness, Enhancing Access to Services and Improving Outcomes 8/13/2014
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.
Physician Practices Use Software-Facilitated System to Complete Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, Improving Preventive Care and Generating High Satisfaction 8/13/2014
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.
QualityTools
Discharge Risk Assessment 7/30/2014
This risk assessment tool helps hospital discharge planners fully understand patient needs, thereby avoiding readmissions.
Payment Adjustments Tool For eHealth Programs 7/16/2014
This interactive tool helps practitioners determine their payment adjustments and reimbursements for each of the Medicare incentive programs.
Risk Management and Quality in Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS): Individual Risk Planning and Prevention, System-wide Quality Improvement 5/7/2014
This report explores the topic of effective individual risk management in community-based services among States engaged in risk planning for Medicaid home- and community-based services (HCBS) waiver participants.
Hospital Compare 4/9/2014
This tool provides patients with information on how well the hospitals in their area care for all their adult patients with certain medical conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, or surgical infection prevention.
Medicare Plan Finder 2/26/2014
This database enables users to view and print a personalized chart comparing Medicare health plans in their area and provides information about the various types of Medicare plans.

Last updated: August 13, 2014.