Cracking the Cost Code: Taking Better Care of High Need, High Cost Patients
- Room: Casanova
- Session Number: CH4
Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Improving America’s health system requires taking better care of the patients with the costliest and most complex conditions. These individuals, who account for 5 percent of the U.S. population but 50 percent of healthcare spending, typically have multiple conditions that are exacerbated by challenging social needs and a limited ability to care for themselves. Higher-quality, more-affordable care for high-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients requires collaboration among healthcare providers, payers, communities, social service organizations, academics, researchers, and others. In this session, you’ll explore strategies from the Commonwealth Fund, a participant in a six foundation collaborative that is seeking to crack the code to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care at a lower cost to high-need patients.
• Discuss a framework for meeting the needs of HNHC patients, including developing a deep understanding of this diverse population
• Identify evidence-based programs that move toward value-based payment
• Examine strategies for accelerating the adoption of these programs at a national level.