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Rural Medicaid Diabetes Program Judged "One of the Best Population Health Interventions Ever"
Date:7/31/2013

and suburban regions.

With a vision to promote chronic care strategies that are regular, routine and reimbursed, the ICCC and partners utilized a telehomecare intervention program that was used to support successful outcomes in self-management, reduce hospitalizations and cost savings for underserved, rural Iowans with diabetes.

The following are the third-party validated results, compared to control group included:

  •     58 % of participants were engaged in completing the daily self-report surveys
  •     93% of respondents felt that they benefited from the program while improving their quality of life
  •     71% of respondents felt the interaction with the care manager was the key to improving their health
  •     Quarterly depression screenings showed a reduction over a period of time
  •     Total cost of care was reduced by 18% the first year and 32% the second year
  •     Claims paid over two years were $1.5 million less than that of a control group

“These results, however impressive, are not the least bit surprising in context. For years, the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium has been dedicated to leading the way in the brave new world of changing healthcare. Focused upon efficiency, quality and optimal patient satisfaction and outcomes, it remains a beacon for those forging into this new era of the Triple Aim.” -Kevin J. Cunningham, M.D., F.A.C.P. and member, ICCC Board of Directors

The Iowa Chronic Care Consortium (ICCC), founded in 2002, is a not for profit, population health consulting, training and planning organization. Its mission is to build capacity with other organizations to deliver effective, personalized health improvement and chronic care strategies that reduce the burden of chronic conditions. To learn more about IC
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