New Case Study Series on Care for "High-Need, High-Cost" Patients
The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is releasing a series of case studies profiling innovative programs designed for patients with the most complex needs—a high-need, high-cost population that accounts for a disproportionate share of U.S. health care spending. Readers will learn about each model’s key features, financing mechanisms, and early impact on patient experiences, health care use, and costs. The series kicks off with a profile of MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Medical House Call Program, which is participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Independence at Home Demonstration. This promising program relies on geriatricians, nurse practitioners, and social workers to make house calls to frail elders who are unable to make it to the doctor’s office.
Building a Local Resource Directory
Iowa Cancer Consortium
Within the past couple of years, the Consortium's website has gotten a face-lift, and certain sections of the site have undergone content overhauls. Now, the Local Resources section is being rebuilt so that Iowans can look to it for accurate, up-to-date cancer-related resources near them.