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Publications by Julianne Howell for Retirement Policy

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Structuring, Financing and Paying for Effective Chronic Care Coordination (Discussion Papers)
Robert A. Berenson, Julianne Howell

Growing evidence demonstrates that certain approaches to financing and paying for chronic care coordination for patients are effective not only for improving patient well-being but can also reduce health care spending. However, chronic care approaches should vary for different patient populations and can be carried out effectively by diverse organizations and professionals reflecting the heterogeneity of health care delivery throughout the US. The Report considers the different populations in need of care coordination, summarizes current evidence of effectiveness, describes the various entities that can serve as focal points for coordinating care, and details the possible financing and payment options that can support these approaches.

Posted: September 11, 2009Availability: HTML | PDF


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