Community-Based, Coordinated Care

Good care includes community-based care coordination. For patients facing the most severe complexity, navigating the health care system and linking to the necessary community supports is particularly difficult. High-touch, compassionate community-based care is an effective and efficient way to link patients to the supports they need, reduce unnecessary hospital utilization, and improve overall patient well-being. In 2011, community groups across the state convened to draft and help pass legislation creating the Medicaid Accountable Care (ACO) Organizations Demonstration Project, which is among the first pieces of legislation in New Jersey to incentivize community-based efforts to coordinate care. Today, the GCC works with stakeholders across the state to ensure the success of the ACO demonstration project and to advance community-based care coordination as the standard of good care.

 

Op-Ed: Coordinated Care Promises Better Health For Most Vulnerable Residents | NJSpotlight