The Peterson Center on Healthcare http://petersonhealthcare.org is collaborating with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engaging in grant-making, partnerships and research. Peterson has just announced that a two year $1.1 million grant will go to Brown University School of Public Health http://brown.edu/academics/public-health to study how high-quality and cost-effective care can be provided to high-need Medicare patients requiring post-discharge care.
The initiative will occur in two phases. In phase one, Brown University researchers will analyze Medicare claims data to identify exemplary and average performing hospital systems based on quality and cost measures.
The researchers will follow the transition of Medicare patients with complex needs into post-acute care facilities. In phase two, researchers will conduct site visits to identify features of care delivery that vary between high and average-performing hospitals that so that these features of care can be adopted more broadly.
Previously, the Peterson Center worked with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health www.hsph.harvard.edu, National Academy of Medicine https://nam.edu, and the Bipartisan Policy Center https://bipartisanpolicy.org to identify and validate high-performance solutions for high-need patients.
The Center has also partnered with the Commonwealth Fund www.commonwealthfund.org, the John A. Hartford Foundation www.johnahartford.org, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation www.rwjf.org, and the SCAN Foundation www.thescanfoundation.org to develop a Playbook www.bettercareplaybook.org with case studies and other resources to help health system leaders, insurers, and policymakers learn more about promising care approaches needed for high-need individuals.