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Patient ‘Coaching’ Savings Tallied
Health Leaders Media

As providers heatedly debate whether providing intense patient “support” saves healthcare dollars, a study of 174,120 patients concludes that it does—by about $6 per person per month.

The report suggests that two extra efforts by health coaches to make telephone contact with higher risk patients resulted in a 3.6% reduction in costs after one-year, largely due to reduced costs of hospital admission or readmission, which were 10% less.