This is an excerpt from a member-only article. To read the article in its entirety, please login or subscribe.

Coordinated care program cuts costs for members with chronic illness

The population of individuals in the United States with multiple chronic illnesses is growing rapidly, yet the traditional FFS delivery model doesn’t provide them with optimum care.

“Frankly, we do a really poor job managing this group,” says Kate O’Malley, RN, MS, a geriatric nurse practitioner who is senior program officer at the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) in Oakland, where she works with the CHCF program to improve chronic disease care. “Sometimes, I feel like healthcare delivery is like a conveyor belt. Everybody does their own thing as the patient moves down the conveyor belt, but nobody really integrates the patient’s care.”


MOST POPULAR

SPONSORED REPORTS
SPONSORED HEADLINES

SIGN UP

FREE e-Newsletters Join the Council Subscribe to HL magazine

SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING

100 Winners Circle Suite 300
Brentwood, TN 37027

800-727-5257

About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
© HealthLeaders Media 2015 a division of BLR All rights reserved.