New Resource --- Community Care Connections for
Dual Eligibles: Closing Social Gaps to
Improve Health Outcomes
"Community Care Connections for Dual Eligibles: Closing Social Gaps to Improve Health Outcomes" is a new 27-page report from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-11-21 23:37:11 - "Community Care Connections for Dual Eligibles: Closing Social Gaps to Improve Health Outcomes" details a successful approach to duals' care coordination --- a healthy mix of public health and social support.
SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, November 21, 2013 --- To meet the complex medical, social and functional needs of the nation's estimated 9 million dually eligible, more than two-thirds of organizations surveyed in 2013 identified community support as essential to care coordination of Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries.
The philosophy that healthcare is local --- and therefore, care needs to be local and community-based --- drives WellCare Health Plans’ efforts to connect its dually eligible population to health services.
"Community Care Connections for Dual Eligibles: Closing Social Gaps to Improve Health Outcomes" details the WellCare approach to duals' care coordination.
In this 27-page report, Pamme Taylor, WellCare's vice president of advocacy and community-based programs, shares the Tampa-based healthcare company's culturally competent approach to assessing duals' unique personal
circumstances, ensuring their 'soft landing' into WellCare’s care coordination system.
Care managers at the heart of WellCare's multidisciplinary team conduct a comprehensive needs assessment with each Medicare-Medicaid beneficiary and engage community resources in the resulting care plan.
NEWS FACTS: Using the example of an extended family to demonstrate benefits from the HealthConnections program, Ms. Taylor provides details on WellCare's approach to the following:
* Connecting with primary care physicians and specialists to assess member needs;
* Using PCPs and specialists to identify cultural and ethnic preferences to improve member engagement;
* Developing a referral tracking system embedded in the electronic health record for case managers to link members to available services;
* Expanding the referral tracking system data inputs to create a truly population health-focused platform; and
* Working with community-based programs with constrained budgets to sustain needed services for their members.
Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, wellness professionals, human resources professionals, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development executives and strategic planning directors.
QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:
"The concern about the need to coordinate benefits between Medicaid and Medicare is still growing.This exclusive resource will give healthcare organizations a detailed look into meeting the complex needs of the dual eligible population at the most appropriate time and level, just as Wellcare's approach does."
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