The challenges brought on by an aging society facing rising rates of chronic disease, coupled with increasing health care costs, system fragmentation and a growing federal deficit, demand more innovative delivery models that coordinate care, improve quality and reduce costs. New models of care demonstrate how a patient-centered, coordinated, affordable approach to care delivery can become the reality for elderly patients, providers and communities across America. Central to the success of these new models is the ability to replicate and scale them – both regionally and nationally.
The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and ThinkWellPoint hosted a Capitol Hill briefing to showcase successful and replicable care delivery models, with an emphasis on those that have improved the health outcomes and quality of life for seniors living with multiple chronic diseases. The event featured WellPoint’s integrated CareMore model. CareMore provides Medicare patients with coordinated and integrated care that allows them to better manage chronic conditions while controlling costs. Recently, the program has expanded from the West Coast to Virginia and New York.
- Ken Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
- Linda Larue, General Manager, CareMore Virginia
- Tamara Cauthorne-Burnette, M.S.N, F.N.P.
- Richard Birkel, PhD, MPA, National Council on Aging
Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-318
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
July 26, 2013