HELPING PAYERS EXCEED QUALITY MEASURES
Fifteen percent of all healthcare system patients are chronic or polychromic, yet these patients alone are responsible for 80% of overall health care costs.
Curant Health specializes in providing medication management services for members managing chronic diseases, and we have clinically proven that our patient medication adherence far exceeds that of retail pharmacy patients. By specializing in chronic disease states, Curant Health’s services can help payers meet critical Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measures, e.g. medication management and adherence.
A recent HealthCare Partners study on transitions of care showed that 30% of patient medications required reconciliation.1 Our medication management services include medication management and reconciliation, and they are proven to reduce hospital readmissions. In a 2012 nationwide study with Purdue University and Amedisys, Curant Health’s services were shown to reduce 30-day hospital readmission rates by an average of 60% for the top three quartiles of study patients.
REDUCTION IN 30-DAY READMISSION RATES AMONG STUDY PATIENTS
This chart displays the results from the medication management study conducted January – April 2012.
1 Jamie Hale, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Cornerstone Health Care, “The Emerging Role of Pharmacy in an ACO.”