Various county-wide resources, including mobile crisis response teams and a wellness recovery center, have enabled Salt Lake City to reduce acute inpatient admissions by 18 percent and save more than $2 million on inpatient admissions alone.
After recently becoming the Chief Clinical Officer of Carolinas Healthcare System, John Santopietro's primary concern now is integrating behavioral health, which CHS intends to accomplish through long-term work with its primary care providers.
As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues toward a January 2014 milestone, initial optimism has been muted by some very real concerns. So what could go wrong? Here are seven things that got my attention.
May 16, 2013 Dennis Grantham, Editor-in-Chief, with Mark Hagland, Contributing Editor
Tavenner nomination overcomes political opposition to the Affordable Care Act; 91-7 Senate vote makes her the first permanent administrator of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in nearly a decade
As the design team was choosing patient chairs for the new geriatric med-psych unit at Saint Mary's Health Care, not only did they have to incorporate the safety requirements of adult psychiatric patients but they also had to address the medical and comfort needs of geriatric patients.