The New York Academy of Medicine: The Promise of Care Coordination

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The New York Academy of Medicine: The Promise of Care Coordination

A major new report finds that care coordination programs can reduce hospitalizations and Medicare costs and improve the quality of care for chronically ill older adults—provided the programs: promote direct engagement of teams of primary care physicians, nurses and social workers; create close communication among all providers involved in a patient’s care; and empower patients to help manage their own care. Released at the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging, “The Promise of Care Coordination: Models that Decrease Hospitalizations and Improve Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Illnesses” can help policy-makers craft national health care reforms that will better serve older adults and their caregivers.

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