D Magazine examines how PCCI coordinated a five-year communitywide effort to reduce costs and ER usage for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
Hospital Frequent Flyers: The North Texas Solution
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation and its partners are on a mission to address this perennial problem; it took years of theoretical planning and put it into action. Here is what it did.
“The initiative proved the theory correct. The program delivered savings compared to not addressing these needs and paying for the healthcare consequences. In addition, individuals who received follow-up care went to the emergency room less than a comparable control group and utilized the hospital less during the navigation and in the 12 months following the interaction.”