Consumer Engagement Toolkit

Although states are the intended audience for this toolkit, it provides a variety of valuable resources on patient engagement. The toolkit includes a link to a website that provides motivational interviewing resources for clinicians. Additionally, the toolkit shares three presentations describing Washington State’s efforts to improve patient engagement. Specifically, the presentations describe how the state used the Patient Activation measure tool to facilitate self-management of care.

Articles & Briefs

The Spike in Drug Prices: Infographic Series

Alliance of Community Health Plan’s infographic series highlights drug cost trends for widely prescribed drugs within various therapeutic classes and communicates the potential effect of these prices on key stakeholders.

 Medication Adherence in the Safety Net: Where Simple Innovations Make Big Impact

The Center for Care Innovations examines how the spirit of safety net innovation has lead to solutions for multi-cultural medication adherence that show promise.

Impact of Enroll America on the Number of Individuals Covered through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

This research article, posted by AcademyHealth, assess the impact of Enroll America's field outreach activities on the number of individuals enrolled in Marketplace coverage during the first open enrollment period.

Measuring and Assigning Accountability for Healthcare Spending EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Executive Summary from the Center for HealthCare Quality and Payment Reform describes six fundamental problems with the current attribution and risk adjustment systems that are being used in these measures and explains how these problems could seriously harm both patients and healthcare providers.

Personalized Strategies to Activate and Empower Patients in Health Care and Reduce Health Disparities

Designing culturally-sensitive personalized interventions is essential to sustain patients’ involvement in their treatment, and encourage patients to take an active role in their own health and health care. This article proposes a patient-centered, multi-level activation and empowerment framework (individual-, health care professional-, community-, and health care delivery system-level) to inform the development of culturally informed personalized patient activation and empowerment (P-PAE) interventions to improve population health, and reduce racial and ethnic disparities. The article also discusses relevant Affordable Care Act payment and delivery policy reforms, and how they impact patient activation and empowerment.

Reducing Overuse and Misuse State Strategies to Improve Quality and Cost of Health Care

Identifying overuse and misuse can be important in new payment models. This RWJF brief explores strategies for addressing both quality and cost of care.

Proactively Identifying the High Cost Population

The Health Care Transformation Task Force produced this brief, which covers risk stratification of high cost patients and describe best-practice initiatives that perfect handoffs and improve care coordination, assuring person/family-centered care, better outcomes, and lower costs.

Attributing Patient to Accountable Care Organizations: Performance Year Approach Aligns Stakeholder Interest

Researchers simulated the effects of the two methods proposed for assigning patients to an accountable care organization: prospective attribution and retrospective, or performance-year, attribution. Their analysis suggests that performance-year attribution offers advantages to health care providers.