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July 02, 2017

"We will continue to improve our care coordination and care transitions for our patients with multiple diseases and with hospitalizations."

David Spahlinger, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at U-M, says the results show there are ways to cut costs but also improve quality of care. U-M is proud to be among the institutions testing out the concepts that are crucial to the national redesign of health care.

Spahlinger said U-M achieved both of the project's aims: to provide the highest-quality care and reduce health care spending growth for all traditional Medicare patients, including those with costly chronic illnesses.

The five-year results were announced today in Washington, D.C., by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS oversees the Medicare system and launched this demonstration project to promote investment in care management programs and redesigned care processes that might be used by doctors and hospitals nationwide.

SOURCE University of Michigan Health System