How changes in Washington University's Medicare coordinated care demonstration pilot ultimately achieved savings.

@article{Peikes2012HowCI,
  title={How changes in Washington University's Medicare coordinated care demonstration pilot ultimately achieved savings.},
  author={Deborah N Peikes and Greg J Peterson and Randall S. Brown and Sandy Graff and John Patrick Lynch},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2012},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={
          1216-26
        }
}
As one of the initial fifteen participants in the Medicare Coordinated Care Demonstration, the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was not able to demonstrate any reduction in hospitalizations or Medicare spending for the patients it served. In fact, the Washington University program increased total Medicare spending by 12 percent. But after a redesign, the results changed. The program stopped conducting care management of most of its patients via telephone from a remote site… CONTINUE READING
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