Solving for Patient Engagement in Behavioral Health Populations

Behavioral health conditions significantly impact costs of care—with studies linking behavioral health diagnoses with a 3.5x increase in overall care costs and up to a 103% increase in high-cost utilization. While innovative health plans across the country are working to address these costs through programs tailored to support individuals with behavioral health conditions, patient engagement .. more

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Improving outcomes through patient engagement

Keeping healthcare personal, scalable, and affordable with the CBCS direct patient engagement program Trent was a Vietnam War veteran with diagnosed type 2 diabetes, PTSD, and acute schizophrenia who was seen frequently at the hospital with primary complaints of heart failure. When multiple tests showed that Trent’s heart was healthy, but that he was experiencing .. more

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Why we need to rethink patient engagement

The cost and health benefits of the direct patient engagement model The healthcare system is difficult to navigate, and for individuals with underlying psychosocial issues like mental health diagnoses, substance use disorder, homelessness, or other social determinants of health, it becomes even trickier. Many of these individuals face challenges traditionally stigmatized by the healthcare system—leading .. more

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Case Study: Mat-Su Health Foundation

Improving outcomes in high-risk populations Patients with high-risk behaviors need more than standard medical care can offer to address the underlying social determinants that impact overall health. By adopting a holistic community-based approach through CBCS, the LinksSocial Services program—funded by the Mat-Su HealthFoundation—achieved significant results in improving patient outcomes and bottom-line cost. Background: Understanding the .. more

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