Every provider engaged in risk-based contracts agrees that effective care management for high-risk patients is a universal starting point. However, for progressive organizations surfacing the needs of rising-risk patients for targeted improvement is the logical next step—but that's easier said than done.
Each year, about 18% of rising-risk patients escalate into the high-risk category when not managed. By investing in rising-risk patient management, organizations can significantly slow the churn of rising-risk patients into the high-risk patient cohort and avoid associated future costs.
This research briefing covers the case for rising-risk management and includes four high-level steps to develop a sustainable strategy.
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