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Improved cost, health, and satisfaction with a health home benefit plan for self-insured employers and small physician practices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23448916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We compared the impacts on total costs, health, and satisfaction among 615 adults enrolled 2 years in an employer's health home benefit plan to their baseline year in a standard preferred provider organization plan. The new plan combined strong continuity care incentives with nurse coaching support. After 24 months, total medical costs were 23% lower than the baseline year, biometric measures improved for more than 85% of members, and patient satisfaction exceeded 85%. Emergency department visits decreased by 16% and hospital days decreased by 48%. Health home benefit plans engaging small primary care physician practices and members in coordinated continuity care can deliver high value.
Authors:
Jerry Reeves; Brian Kapp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of ambulatory care management     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1550-3267     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ambul Care Manage     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802876     Medline TA:  J Ambul Care Manage     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-20     Citation Subset:  H    
Affiliation:
WellPORTAL LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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