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Healthcare at the Crossroads: Policy, Politics and Public Opinion

What does a new Congress mean for healthcare in America? How should our nation’s leaders respond to overwhelming negative public sentiment around the high price of care and mounting issues related to equity and access?  This year, nearly half of the U.S. population, or about 114 million Americans, give poor or failing grades to our… Read more »

2022 National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Conference

The National Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Virtual Conference trains and educates healthcare professionals across Advocate Aurora Health, as well as multiple other health systems across the country and beyond. We will continue to seize the opportunity to use technology and reach more healthcare workers than ever before by offering this conference virtually. By bringing… Read more »

Addressing the Unaffordability of Health and Long-Term Care for California’s Middle-Income Older Adults

More than one-third of people aged 65 and older express concern about paying for needed health care and long-term care. Middle-income older adults are in the particularly precarious position of being ineligible for Medicaid assistance, yet still have difficulty affording all their out-of-pocket costs when they need health and long-term care. Join West Health, The… Read more »

Home based Acute Care at Home: Getting Started Guide

Clinical care models designed to treat older patients at home are gaining traction as research evidence is showing how these disruptive approaches to healthcare can lower total cost of care and provide better quality of care for their patients. The West Health Institute in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement developed the Home-based Acute… Read more »

Geisinger at Home

Geisinger at Home is a home-based medical care model that began in 2018 to provide both comprehensive and acute care to Geisinger Health Plan’s most complex patients. Their model is one of co-management with primary care and collaboration with specialty care that provides innovative, high quality patient care while lowering the total cost of treatment…. Read more »

IHA Population Health

Whatever it Takes (WIT) is a program within Trinity Health that started as a Community Paramedicine Program that was launched in 2017 to support Medicare patients with acute needs. Patients are given the option of being treated in their home as an alternative to seeking care at the ED. The presentation discusses the process of… Read more »

Mount Sinai Community Paramedicine Program

The Community Paramedicine (CP) team at Mount Sinai discusses how their program provides rapid evaluation and in-home treatment for patients with acute symptoms. Following an overview of past successes and rapid growth during the COVID pandemic, the team describes how they are continuing to innovate. Also, learn how CP at Mt. Sinai is modernizing their… Read more »

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 »