Among high-risk Medicare Advantage members with congestive heart failure, a proactive outreach program driven by a claims-based predictive algorithm reduced the likelihood of an emergency department (ED) or specialist visit in one year by 20% and 21%, respectively. The average number of visits dropped as well, with a 40% reduction in the volume of ED visits and a 27% reduction in the volume of cardiology visits after the first year.
Effect of Community Health Worker Support on Clinical Outcomes of Low-Income Patients Across Primary Care Facilities: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Abstract [from journal]
Importance: Addressing the social determinants of health has been difficult for health systems to operationalize.
Objective: To assess a standardized intervention, Individualized Management for Patient-Centered Targets (IMPaCT), delivered by community health workers (CHWs) across 3 health systems.
Design, Setting, and Participants: This 2-armed, single-blind, multicenter randomized clinical trial recruited patients from 3 primary care facilities in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,...
On October 22, policymakers, researchers, advocacy group representatives, physicians, and other experts will convene for CHOP PolicyLab's 10th anniversary forum: Charting New Frontiers in Children's Health Policy & Practice. Attendees will discuss the most pressing health issues facing children, adolescents, and families across the country. The post below from PolicyLab Faculty Member and LDI Sen
Mandatory Health Care Provider Counseling For Parents Led To A Decline In Vaccine Exemptions In California
ABSTRACT [FROM JOURNAL]
Receipt of childhood vaccinations in the US has been declining, and outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases have become more common. In response, in 2014 California implemented a policy change for exemptions from mandatory vaccines for school enrollment. Data on fifteen successive cohorts of kindergarteners enrolled in public and private schools between school years 2001–02 and 2015–16 were analyzed for changes in vaccination trends. The results show an increase in the prevalence and clustering of vaccine exemptions from 2001–02 through 2013–14,...