Bringing successful whole person care to high needs/high cost patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has put extraordinary stress on state Medicaid budgets. Enrollment is increasing, along with direct and indirect costs, at a time of declining state revenues. What can be done to mitigate these issues? CareMore Health, an integrated health plan and care delivery system for Medicare and Medicaid patients, is moving away from fee-for-service incentives to provide comprehensive care to its high needs/high cost patients. In this episode, Dr. Theresa Brown and Dr. Vibin Roy discuss the success of the CareMore Health clinical model, where clinicians and community resources are aligned and coordinated as a team.

"In order to serve the Medicaid population well, we needed to provide care that was not only convenient but also truly comprehensive. And provided by clinicians who empathize deeply with their needs and had the resources to address fundamental barriers to health."
— Vibin Roy, MD, MBA, Associate Regional Medical Officer, CareMore Health