On April 23, 2015, Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) announced that coactionHealth, its mobile hospitalization prevention pilot program for Medicaid “super utilizers,” had reduced emergency room and hospital use. Over a period of three months, for 87 beneficiaries participating in the pilot, the program has resulted in a 51% reduction in hospital days and a 23% reduction in emergency department visits compared to the three months before they entered the program.
The coactionHealth program enrolled participants with behavioral health disorders and high utilization costs. Compared to costs for the participants’ utilization in the three months before entering the coactionHealth pilot, gross . . .