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Chronic disease management considerations

Disease management strategies can include a range of activities with varying approaches and levels of intensity. These strategies are also often mixed with other care management approaches.

Differentiating the disease management programme components, targets and interventions is important before evaluating return on investment or cost and quality impact. There are three broad programme designs to consider:

• Transitional care models
• Telephone-based disease management
• Utilisation and case-based disease management programmes

Although demonstrating savings in disease management programmes has proven difficult, it is not impossible. In this paper, Milliman’s Lalit Baveja and Mason Roberts explain the reasons why and also explain why it’s important to thoughtfully manage and continually review performance.

Population health and value-based care collaboration: Primary care case study

Many health systems around the world are introducing new care models which claim to replace expensive acute inpatient care with more primary and community-based services. This paper by Milliman consultants examines the primary care redesign of seven US practices over the course of three years, including their reported utilisation and savings achievements.