Camden Coalition in the news: Summer-Fall 2018 press roundup
By Amy Yuen
- Accountable Health Communities model launches in South Jersey with a new advisory board — Washington Times
The Camden Coalition is partnering with clinical delivery sites and community service providers serving Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties in implementing our Accountable Health Communities initiative. To gear up for the kickoff, we convened an advisory board that is overseeing this ambitious effort to transform how whole person care is accessed and delivered in our region.
- Outside influences: Factors creating need for health care are not always based on health care — ROI-NJ
People experience social needs such as housing instability and food insecurity outside of the hospital, but these factors can lead to recurrent hospitalization for many individuals with complex health and social needs. Our own Andrew Katz and LaTonya Oliver discussed the Camden Coalition’s work in addressing social drivers of health through our AHC initiative and Housing First program, respectively.
- The Putting Care at the Center Meeting Improves Care for Complex Patients and Shares Best Practices — American Journal of Managed Care
Our Director for National Initiatives Mavis Asiedu-Frimpong spoke about the conference’s role in bringing together innovators from across the country to share the successes and challenges of delivering care to patients with complex health and social needs, and to discuss how to advance the field of complex care.
- The Putting Care at the Center Meeting Builds Community and Encourages Cross-Sector Collaboration — American Journal of Managed Care
Our Director of Care Management Initiatives Victor Murray discussed how the conference helps build a community among people who are working to improve care for patients with complex needs so that they can collaborate and share best practices.
- Giving Patients With Complex Health and Social Needs a Platform to Tell Their Stories — American Journal of Managed Care
Our Program Assistant for Community Engagement Maritza Gomez spoke about our Consumer Scholars Program, and how the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs provides individuals with complex health and social needs a platform to tell their stories and an opportunity to meet others facing similar issues.
- New Blueprint Creates a Roadmap for Strengthening Complex Care in the US
— American Journal of Managed Care
Our Research Writer for Action Research and Evaluation Teagan Kuruna discusses how the Blueprint for Complex Care presents a comprehensive picture of the complex care field and a set of recommendations for building on existing work.
Several publications covered our announcement that the Camden Coalition Health Information Exchange (HIE) has joined the New Jersey Health Information Network, a statewide data exchange system that aims to increase efficiency and improve care throughout the Garden State:
- New Jersey Health Information Network Adds Camden Coalition HIE — Healthcare Informatics
- South Jersey hospitals join state health information network — Camden Courier-Post
- Camden Coalition comes on board with NJHIN — NJBIZ
- Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers Joins Statewide Network — Tapinto.net
The National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs’ partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare and Health Quality Partners (HQP) to rigorously design and test new methods of replicating HQP’s Advanced Preventive Care model was featured in two publications:
- Partnership to Fine-Tune Care Model for High-Needs Patients — Healthcare Informatics
- New partnership to support preventative care access, care coordination — PatientEngagementHIT.com
Our Suboxone Gold Card pilot program, created in partnership with the Addiction Medicine Program at Cooper University Hospital and Project H.O.P.E., was featured twice in Politico Pro:
- Medicaid recipients still face barriers to addiction meds, despite new state law (available to Politico New Jersey Pro subscribers) — Politico Pro
“‘Prior authorization erodes trust between patients and providers,’ said Natasha Dravid
of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, which recently started a pilot program
to address the treatment delay. ‘They’re being told they can’t get what they need’… One program that’s already started to address the prior authorization gap is the
Suboxone Gold Card, spearheaded by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers
along with the Addiction Medicine Program at Cooper University Hospital in Camden
and Project H.O.P.E.”
- State may lift barriers for Medicaid recipients in need of addiction meds (available to Politico New Jersey Pro subscribers) — Politico Pro
“The Murphy administration and the managed care organizations that administer New Jersey’s Medicaid are considering whether to remove restrictions on patients seeking medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction…given the scope of the state’s addiction epidemic, providers increasingly say any hindrance of a patient’s access to addiction treatment increases the odds of tragedy. Last year, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers launched a pilot program in coordination with two providers and UnitedHealthcare that waived prior authorization on Suboxone prescriptions for Medicaid recipients.”