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Tackling Medicaid “Super-Users”

All urban safety-net hospitals have them:  a relatively small number of Medicaid patients who are constantly in need of care.

Five percent of all Medicaid beneficiaries account for more than half of all Medicaid expenditures.  The challenges such patients pose are legitimate:  many have multiple chronic conditions.

How best to serve these patients?  The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services has been looking into this problem and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have been underwriting demonstration programs designed to find better ways to care for these patients.

Read more about the problem and these models, and find a direct link to a Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services advisory bulletin on the subject, hereMedical Equipment on the Fierce Healthcare web site.

 

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