Case managers play an important role both inside the hospital and working with outpatients. But often they work in isolation, rather than coordinating care between the settings to improve patient outcomes.
Since 1999, more than 760,000 Americans have died from a drug overdose—the vast majority of them related to an opioid. Hospitals and case managers have found themselves on the front lines of the crisis.
In 2023, the next step in healthcare reform is projected to emerge with the ACO REACH Model’s introduction. This ACO version builds on previous achievements, in conjunction with a progression and enhancement of earlier efforts.