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Popul Health Manag. 2018 Oct;21(5):349-356. doi: 10.1089/pop.2017.0130. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Mobile Integrated Healthcare Intervention and Impact Analysis with a Medicare Advantage Population.

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Evolution Health , Dallas, Texas.

Abstract

Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) is a patient-centered, innovative delivery model offering on-demand, needs-based care and preventive services, delivered in the patient's home or mobile environment. An interprofessional MIH clinical team delivered a care coordination program for a Medicare Advantage Preferred Provider Organization that was risk assigned prior to intervention to target the highest risk members. Using claims and eligibility data, 6 months of pre-program experience and 6 months of program-influenced experience from the intervention cohort was compared to a propensity score-matched comparison cohort to measure impact. The intervention led to a reduction in inpatient and emergency department utilization, resulting in net savings amount totals of $2.4 million over the 6 months of the program. After accounting for the costs of implementing the program, the intervention produced a return on investment of 2.97. Additionally, high patient activation and experience lend strength to this MIH intervention as a promising model to reduce utilization and costs while keeping patient satisfaction high.

KEYWORDS:

care management; cost of care; elderly; intervention; population health

PMID:
29240530
PMCID:
PMC6161318
DOI:
10.1089/pop.2017.0130
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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