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The advanced primary care medical home model is aimed at strengthening primary care and reducing overall health care costs.

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The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus model will encourage primary care practices to transform care delivery, including by increasing care management and coordination.

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Learn how a Patient-Centered Medical Home model has helped improve an essential hospital's health outcomes.

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As we mark 50 years of Medicaid and Medicare, we reflect on the experiences of others within and beyond the four walls of essential hospitals.

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In recent journal articles from the New England Journal of Medicine and Medical Care, researchers explore issues related to Medicare accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

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Learn about common evaluation approaches and determine the best type for your innovative hospital improvement programs.

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These two prominent social factors directly affect health outcomes. Essential hospitals are supporting patients in these areas with PCMHs, medical respite programs, and employment and housing programs.

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Innovations in health care require evaluation to determine impact and success. But what is the difference between conducting an evaluation and researching a program? At Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, staff learned this distinction is important to consider.

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Hear members of our policy team discuss the association's recently released brief on innovative alternative payment models. These models focus on ways to replace or augment existing fee-for-service and managed care models, while also increasing efficiency, coordination, and quality of care.

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Explore Medicaid alternative payment models, which states have increasingly used to improve health care quality and lower costs.

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Eskenazi's mobile office medical home and cost-efficient use of staff contribute to a 50 percent reduction in depressive symptoms among more than half of patients with high depression scores and a 50 percent reduction in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia for about half of patients.

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Memorial Healthcare System's Health Intervention with Targeted Services Program used targeted education, preventive care, and eligibility assistance to enroll uninsured and underinsured patients, reduce uncompensated care costs, and increase revenue.

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Innovation does not end with implementation - ongoing evaluation and refinement also are key to ensure success.

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Olive View-UCLA Medical Center used two specific strategies to ensure they were meeting patient and caregiver needs with a new patient-centered medical home project.

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These days, we’re all pressured to prove our efforts are worth the investment. Essential hospitals, or those that serve a safety net role in their communities, are under particular stress. How do you prove your efforts are effective?

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In health care, patients discharged from rescue care – either the emergency department or inpatient settings – are frequently lost and lack information about their conditions, future studies, and appointments. If you could design the ideal toolkit to assist recently discharged patients navigate their post-discharge care, what would you include? First, you would want to

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The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services launched a pilot program that aims to prevent avoidable rescue-care visits by automatically notifying patient-centered medical homes when a patient enters the health care system and better engaging discharged patients in their follow-up care.

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.