Tough nut to crack

June 2009
Employee Benefit News;Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p34
An interview with researcher Randall Brown of Mathematica Policy Research about the result of his firm's analysis on care coordination is presented. When asked about what works when its comes to coordinating care for chronically ill to reduce hospitalization costs, he mentions the need to have high in-person contacts. He suggests four ways to help people stay out of the hospital. He also discusses the hallmarks of a properly constructed health plan.


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