Better Care for High-Cost, High-Need Beneficiaries

NCHC Writer


by Holly Bode

Today we released a fact sheet, Care Coordination for High-Cost, High-Need Beneficiaries, the third in our fact sheet series spotlighting challenges facing the U.S. health system and offering our recommendations for improving the quality and affordability of health care. The fact sheet can be found here.

Care Coordination for High-Cost, High-Need Beneficiaries describes the difficulties confronting those Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries who have the highest needs and generate the highest costs.  It also identifies key policy opportunities to improve care for these patients.  These include integrating behavioral health and primary care services, promoting patient-centered care planning, and improving chronic care and care coordination in Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

Read more here.