Better Care is the Key to Super-Utilizer Costs

Date
March 11, 2013
August 19, 2019
Translating local innovation into statewide policy: Lessons from a medications for addiction treatment (MAT) prior authorization pilot in Camden, New Jersey
In this brief, we outline our prior authorization pilot program and our work with partners to translate the pilot into successful statewide policy.
Natasha Dravid and Alex Staropoli
August 19, 2019
Camden residents identify barriers to health in their neighborhoods
Members of organizations that have participated in our Faith in Prevention program conducted a health assessment of their Camden neighborhoods.
Whitney Buchmann
Camden Coalition staff and Community Advisory Committee members participate at the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey’s Annual Legislative Day at New Jersey State House
July 18, 2019
Camden Coalition joins the call to fully fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund
To help secure FY2020 funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, CAC members took part in HCDNNJ's Annual Legislative Day at the NJ State House.
Whitney Buchmann
July 16, 2019
From siloed systems to ecosystem: The evolution of the Camden Coalition’s complex care model
In this four-part series, we describe the phases of our care model as we addressed challenges and tested new solutions.
Kathleen Noonan and Kelly Craig
July 15, 2019
Graduates of Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council program reflect on their fresh start
Now in its 28th year, the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council — or IHOC — has transformed countless lives.
Bill Nice
Camden Coalition care team member helps patient fill medication box.
July 11, 2019
Bringing it home: The shift in where healthcare is delivered
In this blog post for JAMA Forum, Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason write about two new opportunities to incentivize innovative complex care models.
Lauran Hardin and Diana Mason

Financial executives at hospitals and health systems know how desperately their organizations need to reduce the cost of care going to “frequent fliers.” In the United States, 5% of the population uses 60% of the healthcare resources, mainly through the overuse of emergency room visits and inpatient hospital stays, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Much of this care could be delivered in less expensive settings and some of it could be avoided entirely through better provider coordination and outpatient follow-up.

For Jeffrey Brenner, MD, current treatment protocols of super-utilizers, as he calls this group, are vastly inadequate both clinically and financially.

Brenner is the founder and executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and the medical director for the Urban Health Institute at Cooper Hospital, both in Camden, NJ, one of the poorest communities in the country. Since starting out as a family physician in a solo practice in Camden over a decade ago, Brenner has become increasingly focused on patients who use a disproportionately high amount of hospital and ER services.

Full Article: http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/page-1/FIN-289756/Better-Care-is-the-Key-to-SuperUtilizer-Costs##

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