Navigation Links
Rutgers leads effort to replicate care management programs in 4 U.S. cities
Date:6/15/2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Rutgers Center for State Health Policy (CSHP) will partner with two of New Jersey's most highly regarded health care organizations to bring innovative cost-effective care management programs to four U.S. cities.

CSHP will lead a project to replicate the innovative care management programs of nationally recognized Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Camden, N.J. The Center for Health Care Strategies, Hamilton, N.J., a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality in diverse populations experiencing disparities in care, is the third partner.

"Safety-net" health care provider organizations in the four cities will adapt and implement the Camden programs introduced in 2007. They are Neighborhood Health Centers of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pa.; Metro Community Provider Network in Aurora, Colo.; Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo.; and MultiCultural Primary Care Medical Group, San Diego.

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made the Health Care Innovation Award to the New Jersey consortium for $14.3 million over three years. More than 80 percent of the funds will be used by project sites for their care management initiatives.

"This project aims to deliver better care at lower cost to very high-need patients from low-income communities around the country," said Professor Joel C. Cantor, director of the Rutgers center. "The award builds on the nationally recognized work of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.

"The project will engage nearly 2,500 high-cost, high-need Medicaid, Medicare and uninsured patients across the four communities in intensive care management, projected to achieve savings of $67.7 million for public program enrollees over three years."

Cantor added that the savings will be generated as the programs improve the patients' access to ambulatory medical and social services, achieve improved patient outcomes and reduce preventable inpatient and emergency department use.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, founder of the Camden Coalition, each of the project sites will deploy care management teams that include nurses, social workers and community health workers. The care management approach will provide clients with a range of patient-centered case management and social services. These include filling prescriptions, finding appropriate housing or beds in a shelter, applying for health coverage or disability benefits, coordinating legal issues, finding transportation, managing chronic physical and mental illness, and coordinating appropriate specialty care. After patients are stabilized, the care management teams work to ease their transition to local primary care medical facilities.

The Rutgers center will coordinate technical assistance and convene a project "learning network," bringing in experts to work with the four sites to implement such best practices as building an electronic records system. Under the leadership of Brenner, the Camden Coalition will assist the project sites to effectively adopt strategies for care management and to identify "hot spots." The Center for Health Care Strategies will work with the sites and their respective state Medicaid agencies and local managed care plans to create such sustainable financing plans as shared savings programs.

This project builds on the "Bring Health Reform Home" initiative of the PICO National Network, the nation's largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network, representing 1,000 congregations in more than 200 cities. The local PICO affiliate, Camden Churches Organized for People, has worked with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers since 2002.

Rutgers Center for State Health Policy is an initiative of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research whose mission includes policy analysis, research, training, facilitation and consultation on state health policy.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Manas
smanas@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x612
Rutgers University
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Rutgers team discovers novel approach to stimulate immune cells
2. Children with asthma marginalized in movies, says Rutgers-Camden researcher
3. Epilepsy Leads to More Brain Abnormalities Over Time
4. How a cancer drug leads to diabetes
5. Georgetown physician leads national resveratrol study for Alzheimers disease
6. Study finds Massachusetts health reform leads to increased inpatient surgical procedures
7. Report outlines successes, challenges in cancer prevention efforts
8. Researchers call for obesity prevention efforts to focus on community-wide systems
9. In children born with severe heart defect, surgical management has little effect on neuro outcomes
10. Moffitt researcher publishes book on nutritional management of cancer treatment effects
11. Study finds overmanagement of benign breast disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... The Florida Hospital Tampa Wound Healing ... Society (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation identifies the Institute ... and facilities have earned this distinction. This is the second time the Florida ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Islandia, NY (PRWEB) , ... December 08, 2016 ... ... company, is pleased to announce that “Natural Language Processing–Enabled and Conventional Data Capture ... published in JMIR Medical Informatics . , Results of the comparative usability ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... CURE Media Group, ... and advocacy groups, has aligned with Upstage Lung Cancer in efforts to combat lung ... announcement, Michael J. Hennessy, Jr said, “CURE Media Group is honored to team up ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Premier Fitness Camp (PFC) ... , the ultimate weight loss and wellness program, at their world headquarters of Omni ... provide immediate and long-term results to anyone seeking weight loss, personal development, a healthy ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global ... health products, today announced that it had joined the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative ... to unite pharmaceutical and healthcare companies that share a vision of better, social, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 2016 IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX ) ... of common stock, $0.01 par value (the "Offering" with such ...  The final terms of the Offering will depend on market ... can be no assurance as to whether or when the ... the net proceeds it will receive from this offering for ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dec. 8, 2016 KEY FINDINGS ... Patient warming ... of blood during surgeries, lowering the risks of neurological disorders ... of SSIs. The patient warming systems can be segmented into ... benefits in turn reduce the stay at hospitals thus, lowering ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... KEY FINDINGS The global medical lifting sling ... for growth of the medical lifting sling market are ... high recovery cost of injuries and government initiatives to ... refers to an assistive device that helps caregiver transfer ... the lift and hold the patient. It is important ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: