Care Delivery Innovation Tracker: Proactive & Preventive Support for the Homeless

  • ID: 3759081
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 18 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Mitigating the Impact of Uncompensated Care
This research service is part of an on-going series of profiles that highlight innovative models for care delivery initiation across the globe. Case studies consider questions such as: What is the impetus for change? What impact could this have? What tools are required to execute? What are the opportunities? This module focuses on a case study from Sparrow Health System regarding proactive and preventive support for the homeless and showcases key analyst findings, the impact of uncompensated care for homeless individuals, proactive and preventive support framework, and downstream public impact.

Despite the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that impose penalties for failure to maintain a health plan, nearly $40 B in uncompensated care is provided annually. Essential services needed by many homeless individuals involve care that is often inaccessible due to cost or access. Many rehabilitative programs for mental health or substance abuse have long wait times and costs $10- 15k.

Proactive screening and coaching in the community help caregivers provide varying levels of chronic disease support outside of high cost sites of care like the hospital.

Key Findings

Uncompensated Care Burden:

- Despite the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that imposes penalties for failure to maintain a health plan, nearly $ billion in uncompensated care is provided annually.

Preventative:

- Essential services needed by many homeless individuals involve care that is often inaccessible due to cost or access. Many rehabilitative programs for mental health or substance abuse have long wait times and cost $X to $X

Proactive:

- Proactive screening and coaching in the community helps caregivers provide varying levels of chronic disease support outside of high-cost care sites, such as a hospital.

Communal Impact:

The indirect impact of the failure to close care gaps impacts municipal public spending, infrastructure, emergency response, and corrections.
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1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Care Delivery Innovation Tracker Objectives
2. Proactive & Preventive Support for the Homeless
  • Impact of Uncompensated Care for Homeless Individuals
  • Proactive & Preventive Support Framework
  • Downstream Public Impact
  • Legal Disclaimer
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