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USE CASE: Understanding Care Coordination and Reduced Readmissions in the Colorado Medicaid Population

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Project Summary: Researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health wanted to examine possible mechanism for how the Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) reduced 30-day hospital readmissions.  One possible mechanism was the ACC care coordination   initiative which may have impacted post-discharge care utilization for Medicaid clients compared to those that are enrolled in the traditional Medicaid program.

Benefit to Colorado: Currently, there is little understanding of how access to care coordination delivered through primary care influences post-acute care and readmissions.  This study could inform Colorado’s efforts to redesign health care delivery, which aims to improve health outcomes by providing high value care that helps link Coloradans to the right care at the right time.

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