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Opinion: Focusing Care on Patients Who Need It Most—Easier Said Than Done?
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They are coming for our Medicare patients.

Now that our accountable care organization has ramped up the hiring of care coordinators across our system, they have refocused their efforts on figuring out the complex issue of what makes a high-risk patient — that is, who needs care management?

As I have described previously, we all sort of know what a high-risk patient looks like, but it’s really hard to put that in writing with a set of hard and fast rules that lead to really great predictions.