According to the multicenter randomized clinical trial that included 592 adult patients, help from community health workers—who assist high-risk patients with fulfilling basic needs ranging from housing and food insecurity to transportation and locating an appropriate medical home—resulted in fewer days in the hospital and increased likelihood of reported high-quality primary care.
That avoidable Emergency Department utilization has considerable cost risks for healthcare organizations, data from AHRQ shows. Between 13 and 27 percent of emergency department visits could be referred to a primary care clinic, urgent care center, or retail clinic, thus saving the healthcare industry $4.4 billion annually.
One study demonstrated that Medicaid saves more than $40 million per month by providing transportation for 30,000 patients to attend regular dialysis treatments and diabetic wound care treatments versus not providing the benefit.
Using a city-panel over-time and leveraging that UberX enter markets sporadically over multiple years, we find that UberX entry reduced the per capital ambulance volume by at least 7%.
When spreading the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation services benefit across all enrollees in an MA plan, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s analysis projects that the added aggregate average cost across all MA enrollees would be $1.75 PBPM. Therefore, offsetting the cost of the targeted non-emergent medical transportation benefit would require a 2 percent […]