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Home-Based Care Empowerment: Initial Experience with Primary Care First

Dr. Pouya Afshar, MD, MBA, CEO and Co-Founder of Presidium Health shares his initial experiences as a participant in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Primary Care First (PCF) payment model. Specifically, he discusses how his organization manages high-risk patients by providing quick, adaptive, and appropriate responses to his patients’ medical needs. Dr…. Read more »

Drug Pricing Reform: The Costs of Inaction

For decades, drugmakers have hid behind the unproven notion that skyrocketing drug prices are necessary to sustain innovation. In practicality, drugmakers do not reinvest the majority of their profits in research and development, nor does the pharmaceutical industry drive innovation. As Congress considers action to rein in costs and help Americans struggling to afford needed… Read more »

Preemptive Engagement of High-Risk Patients to Increase Utilization of, and Demand for, Home Hospitalization

Sarah Steinberg shares how the Medically Home® Membership Program, an opt-in pre-enrollment program for patients at a Boston-based hospital-at-home initiative, was an opportunity to reliably change one of the most influential patient behaviors that drives total medical expense: how patients behave when they are experiencing an unplanned acute event. This webinar discusses how this hospital-at-home… Read more »

Webinar: Business Speaks: The Future of Employer-Sponsored Insurance

More than half of all Americans receive their health insurance through work. However, research from West Health and Gallup finds that employer-sponsored insurance isn’t working — for businesses and workers alike. Over the past two decades, employer-sponsored health insurance premiums and deductibles have continued to increase. These rising costs impact business competitiveness and stretch household… Read more »

Integra at Home: Acute Care at Home and Beyond

Integra and Care New England shared the path their organization experienced in developing their program, including lessons learned along the way. Learning objectives for this presentation: Appreciate why flexible, agile models of care in the home setting can improve outcomes for older adults and those with medical complexity Understand considerations and some lessons learned for… Read more »

Fifth International Vatican Conference: Quelling the Quandary of Drug and Therapy Affordability for Chronic Diseases

West Health’s CEO Shelley Lyford participated in a panel at the Fifth International Vatican Conference titled: Quelling the Quandary of Drug and Therapy Affordability for Chronic Diseases. The discussion centered on moving toward a more value-based pricing system for prescription drugs while still fostering innovation. Also, the panel explored the market failures of drug pricing… Read more »

How Large Employers View Rising Health Care Costs and the Role of Government

Organized by the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), KFF (the Kaiser Family Foundation), and West Health, this webinar explores how large employers view the burden of rising health care costs and the role of government in addressing them. Watch here: How Large Employers View Rising Health Care Costs and the Role of Government The briefing included an overview… Read more »

UnityPoint Care at Home Clinic: Comprehensive Value-Based Care Delivery

UnityPoint Care at Home from Iowa discussed their specific in-home care model, how it provides value, and share their data and lessons learned. Learning objectives for this presentation: Gain understanding of home-based care models focused on ED & Hospital replacement options, for qualified patients, to improve quality & economic outcomes of care delivery. Gain understanding… Read more »

ASA’s On Aging 2021: Promoting Healthy Aging and Taking Bold Action to Solve Our Healthcare Cost Crisis

High healthcare costs, social isolation, loneliness, food insecurity, malnutrition and issues related to housing have been prevalent among older adults for decades, but over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these issues even worse. First, West Health’s Shelley Lyford and California’s Department of Aging Kim McCoy Wade for a discussion on how California’s… Read more »