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Breaking Free: The Cost and Benefits Behind Breaking the Incarceration and Addiction Cycle of Those with Substance Use Disorder

“Even if you’re thirty years sober, the condition doesn’t go away.”  I first met Terrance in a secured state prison. He was nearing the end of his sentence, and I was meeting with him and his case manager before he would be released the following week. Terrance had originally been arrested on a drug-related charge, .. more

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The Difficulties of Addressing Social Determinants of Health

Do you feel like you are swimming upstream with a small paddle when it comes to integrating social services into your medical care system? If so, you are not alone. Despite a desire by the medical community to address the social determinants of health in order to improve patient outcomes, limited progress has been made .. more

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COVID Rapid Response and Recovery Support

CBC Solutions (CBCS) has teamed up with Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) to develop a Rapid Response and Recovery Support plan to support you during this difficult time. We will engage and lead community efforts in a coordinated response to the COVID crisis. We emphasize practices proven successful in our community resource coordination and early .. more

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The social impact: What we’re forgetting in today’s age of interoperability

*This article is written by CBCS Founder, Enrique Enguidanos, and is a re-post from Becker’s Hospital Review that ran on April 29, 2020. Earlier this year, communities around the world engaged in a collective movement called “social distancing”. Schools and offices shut down as the world went virtual and individuals and families committed to isolation .. more

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Join Us for a Rapid Response Strategies Webinar During COVID-19 Crisis

National Nurse-Led Consortium (NNCC) in partnership with National Health Care for the Homeless Council will host health and housing partners for a Town Hall on Tuesday, April 14 at 1 pm EST to provide clear resources to support vulnerable and underserved participants during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participants will have the opportunity to field questions to .. more

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CBC Solutions CEO Available to Discuss Mitigation Strategy for COVID-19 Free of Charge

It’s been difficult to keep up with the rapidly changing information and community dynamics experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic.  As an emergency physician based in Seattle, WA, our CEO, Enrique Enguidanos has witnessed first-hand the strain on medical and community resources. Two major risk factors were quickly identified as showing higher COVID-19 mortality rates – .. more

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Case Study from Collective Medical Highlights CBC Solutions’ Work

Coordinating Care for Vulnerable and Complex Patient Populations Community Based Coordination Solutions (CBCS) works with at-risk entities—such as insurers, health systems, accountable care organizations, managed care organizations, and health foundations—to coordinate the care of patients with complex care needs. Many of their patients have comorbid conditions, including substance use disorder and mental illness and social .. more

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The Importance of Using a Real-Time Data Platform to Cut ED Visits & Care Costs

One of the pillars of a strong community-based resource coordination program is the use of a common real-time data platform across the community of care. CBC Solutions exclusively partners with Collective Medical platform to help our clients accomplish this. Throughout our country organizations have been engaging in valuable health improvement programs for years. Often, these .. more

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Best Practice for a Community High Utilization Program – Immediate Access Fund

High utilization clients struggle with a unique set of challenges, and most have experienced more than once societal difficulties obtaining prompt and effective solutions to these needs, especially on an emergent basis.  While their psychosocial stressors pose some extraordinary challenges, they also provide some unique engagement opportunities.  Staff can make tremendous in-roads with clients when .. more

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Best Practice for a Community High Utilization Program – Customized Patient Care Plans

Immediately upon client enrollment staff will conduct a thorough intake assessment with the new enrollee and contact community resources individuals are already engaged with – primary care providers, medical specialists, care coordinators and/or current treatment programs they may be involved with.  These activities provide a wealth of information that staff then summarized into an individualized .. more

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