Care Transition Notifications Help Payers Control Costs

For years we have known about the negative impacts to cost and quality of care relating to lack of continuity between different providers, unnecessary costs from redundant tests and treatments, and substantial differences in care practices that yield significant variation across the healthcare system. New care coordination strategies are needed that facilitate and improve collaborative care and help payers with proactive care planning, enhanced communications and follow-up which will improve health outcomes, while reducing costs for their covered lives.