The health care experience is taxing and confusing for patients and their families. The complexity often leads to disengagement and poor adherence to the plan of care. The Bridge Model is designed to integrate into any health care system in order to address these issues.
Bridge uses social workers to provide transitional care services, and leverages psychotherapy techniques to increase patient activation and follow-through. This approach of addressing both medical and social issues leads to many positive outcomes, including significantly lower readmission rates and decreased stress for patients and family caregivers.
As part of the Affordable Care Act’s aim to promote high-value care, it is shifting incentives so that payment recognizes value, outcomes, and care experience, rather than payment being tied to the volume of services provided. This important move has prompted health systems, organizations, payers, and states to take on efforts to better integrate behavioral health and social […]
Illinois is one of a few states penalizing hospitals for high 30-day readmission rates among its Medicaid beneficiaries. To support Illinois hospitals in reducing readmissions among the Medicaid population, the Illinois Hospital Association, Telligen (the QIO), Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, and John Snow, Inc. have partnered together to offer an educational learning collaborative “Reducing Medicaid Readmissions in Illinois: […]