Mobile Integrated Healthcare Intervention and Impact Analysis with a Medicare Advantage Population

Brooke Roeper, Jonathan Mocko, Lanty M. O'Connor, Jiaquan Zhou, Daniel Castillo, Eric H. Beck

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Abstract

Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) is a patient-centered, innovative delivery model offering on-demand, needs-based care and preventive services, delivered in the patient's home or mobile environment. An interprofessional MIH clinical team delivered a care coordination program for a Medicare Advantage Preferred Provider Organization that was risk assigned prior to intervention to target the highest risk members. Using claims and eligibility data, 6 months of pre-program experience and 6 months of program-influenced experience from the intervention cohort was compared to a propensity score-matched comparison cohort to measure impact. The intervention led to a reduction in inpatient and emergency department utilization, resulting in net savings amount totals of $2.4 million over the 6 months of the program. After accounting for the costs of implementing the program, the intervention produced a return on investment of 2.97. Additionally, high patient activation and experience lend strength to this MIH intervention as a promising model to reduce utilization and costs while keeping patient satisfaction high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalPopulation Health Management
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018

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Keywords

  • care management
  • cost of care
  • elderly
  • intervention
  • population health

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