Comorbidity Care Models: Johns Hopkins and McKesson
Share Action Plans for Complex Healthcare Needs

Individuals with comorbidity — the presence of more than one disease or health
condition at a given time — comprise more than a quarter of the population and
account for 65 cents of every U.S. healthcare dollar. When comorbidity is
complicated by advanced age and/or the presence of behavioral health conditions,
healthcare costs and care challenges can increase exponentially.

Comorbidity Care Models: Integrated Action Plans for
Complex Healthcare Needs
presents emerging models
of care for comorbidity, with a special focus on the needs
of aging multi-morbid patients as well as those whose
comorbidity encompasses physical and behavioral health
conditions.

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In this 30-page special report, two industry thought leaders share programs aimed at
the co-morbid patient. Chad Boult, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., professor of public health,
medicine & nursing and director of the Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, presents Guided Care, an emerging
model of care for older multi-morbid patients that is demonstrating early success in
improving quality of life and efficiency of healthcare utilization for this population.

The Guided Care model, which has been in development at Johns Hopkins for several years,
depends largely on a Guided Care Nurse (GCN) who collaborates with multiple primary
care physicians to provide cost-effective care to their chronically ill patients.

Dr. Boult reviews Guided Care Nurse (GCN) roles and responsibilities and offers
preliminary results from initial pilots, including the impact of Guided Care on
healthcare quality and costs for 904 older patients in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.,
area.

Providing perspectives from the Medicaid population, where there is significant
behavioral health comorbidity, is Jim Hardy, senior vice president of care
management services with McKesson Health Solutions. Hardy describes the growing
trend toward closing physical and behavioral healthcare gaps for this population
and adopting an integrated, whole-person approach.

These integrated approaches can help reduce the cost of chronic care, which consumes
a significant portion of state Medicaid budgets already strained by budget cuts and
the failing economy. Also at issue are large numbers of prescriptions for Medicaid
beneficiaries written by non-psychiatrists for significant behavioral health issues,
a consequence of a lack of care coordination for these individuals.

Hardy offers strategies for overcoming information and care gaps on both the physical
and behavioral health sides and describes initiatives underway in Illinois and
elsewhere that target the comorbid Medicaid patient, with special attention to
behavioral health comorbidity.

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This special report also provides details on:

  • The real costs of implementing the Guided Care model;
  • The eight key responsibilities of the GCN;
  • EHR support for Guided Care patient action plan, care reminders,
    prescription decision support, and more;
  • Strategies to empower and motivate the older patient and move them
    toward self-management;
  • Preliminary impact of Guided Care on utilization, quality and efficiency
    of healthcare for high-risk patients with multi-morbidity;
  • Enhanced primary care case management efforts that encompass
    behavioral health;
  • Improvement of information transfer and care coordination across physical
    and behavioral health systems;
  • Early efforts in multidisciplinary approaches in California, Illinois
    and Pennsylvania;
  • and much more, including 10 pages of Q&A on related issues.

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