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Several programs based on promising models for improving care for people with chronic conditions, who often experience difficult transitions across care settings that can compromise quality of care and increase costs were created by the heath care reform law. Most of these programs include some level of funding, evaluation, and discretion for the HHS Secretary to expand programs if they meet certain criteria. This fact sheet delineates these programs.
Sources:AARP Public Policy Institute
Programs/Initiatives:Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Health Homes; Interdisciplinary Community Health Teams; Hierarchical condition category; HCC; Patient-Centered Medical Homes; The Medicare Community-Based Care Transitions Program; Incentives to reduce Medicare hospital readmissions; The Medicare Independence at Home demonstration; Bonus payments for Medicare Advantage plans with care management programs; Medical Home models in Medicare and Medicaid; Community Health Teams to support Medical Homes
AARP Public Policy Institute
Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52691