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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 »

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 »