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Changing how emergency care is delivered

November 17, 2017

Posted by Commonwealth Care Alliance

A story in the November 17 edition of STAT News prominently features CCA’s Mobile Integrated Health program and how it helps Massachusetts residents such as Dedalo Sousa, an 85-year-old Cambridge resident with type 2 diabetes and a CCA member, avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room.

A story in the November 17 edition of STAT News prominently features CCA’s Mobile Integrated Health program and how it helps Massachusetts residents such as Dedalo Sousa, an 85-year-old Cambridge resident with type 2 diabetes and a CCA member, avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room. The story discusses how emergency medical technicians deliver care in patients’ home and cites a CCA 2016 report on how our Mobile Integrated Health program resulted in about $800 to $3,600 in savings per patient, relative to what it would have cost if the patient received the same treatment in a hospital emergency department.  
 
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