Multiple Chronic Conditions Update
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Posted by: Bernadette Rensing
Multiple Chronic Conditions Update
releases New Inventory of MCC Programs, Initiatives and Activities and
Innovative Profiles Report
wonder where to go to find interventions, strategies, tools, training or
research relevant to the multiple chronic conditions population? To
respond to this need, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), with the help of its
partners and stakeholders, developed the Inventory of MCC Activities:
Database of Programs, Tools and Research Initiatives to Address the Needs of
Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions. This searchable database,
released today, contains more than 250 activities that support one or more
goals, objectives, and strategies contained in the Department’s Multiple
Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework. To further expound on
these activities, OASH developed a companion piece, also released today, that
further highlights the goals of the Framework. The report
entitled, "Private Sector Activities Focused on Improving the Health of
Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Innovative Profiles,”
features innovative and successful activities to help stakeholders. The report:
key components of care delivery models and approaches for individuals with MCC.
programs and resources that are available to improve care delivery or patient
key research initiatives under way or recently concluded that address the needs
of individuals with MCC.
Based on publicly available
information, data from the published literature, and/or self-reported data
provided by an activity’s sponsoring organization, theses activities were
selected from the Inventory of MCC Activities compiled of private
sector-initiated and non-HHS sponsored activities that address the Department’s
Framework. In addition, the activities profiled in this report are
organized alphabetically within each of the four goals of the Framework.
Click here to view the Innovative
Profiles Report and Inventory
The Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services Chronic Conditions State Reports and Dashboard
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released additional
resources and tools resources, CMS State Reports and the CMS Chronic
Conditions Dashboard, which will allow users to conduct state-level
examinations of patterns of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions
among Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS State Reports on chronic conditions provides an aggregate prevalence
of chronic conditions and multiple chronic conditions as well as utilization
and Medicare spending for beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions for
the 50 U.S. states and Washington, DC.
To read the reports, please visit http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/CCStateReports.html
CMS Chronic Conditions Dashboard allows for a more in-depth state-level
and interstate examination of data on chronic conditions and prevalence,
utilization and spending for Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the data
contained in the Dashboard includes: (1) the prevalence of Medicare
beneficiaries with 15 common chronic conditions, (2) per capita Medicare
spending for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, and (3)
metrics for hospital readmissions and emergency department visits. In addition,
the Dashboard also provides data for specific beneficiary sub-groups,
according to gender, age group or dual eligibility status. The CMS Chronic
Conditions Dashboard is accessible at:http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Chronic-Conditions/CCDashboard.html.
Funding Opportunity Announcements
The National Institutes of Health recently released three
dissemination and implementation research grant announcements that encompass
MCC (PAR-13-054. R21, PAR-13-055. R01, and PAR-13-056. R03). For more information, click here.
Notes from the Field
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Please visit the HHS MCC Initiative Web Site for additional details and updates.