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27 Interventions to Reduce
Avoidable ER Use


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To reduce avoidable ER visits, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and WellPoint have implemented tactics driven by technology, patient education and community collaborations. 27 Interventions to Reduce Avoidable ER Use describes 27 separate initiatives launched by Kaiser and WellPoint in eight states around the country that are effectively reducing avoidable emergency department use and redirecting patients to more cost-effective care venues.

This 45-page resource details provider- and patient-focused interventions that target the high numbers of avoidable visits, high and ultra-high utilizers and the sub-populations noted for frequent ER use. Five interventions target these sub-populations: asthma patients, those recently discharged from the hospital, non-network patients, nursing home and assisted living residents and dual-eligibles (Medicare and Medicaid).

25% Discount Reporting on their organizations' initiatives to curtail wasteful healthcare utilization in the ER are Sara A. Tracy, senior manager of emergency services at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, Dr. Karen Amstutz, vice president and medical director of Medicaid and Senior Markets, WellPoint, and Dr. Barsam Kasravi, managing medical director for state-sponsored programs, WellPoint. Drs. Amstutz and Kasravi also share trends in ER use by Medicaid beneficiaries.

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