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Utilization Review Directs Patients to the Right Level of Care

One of our key goals has been to develop a systematic approach to identify and review utilization patterns, trends and variation in care that impact quality outcomes and costs across VHAN.

Acute Care Outreach Team

In May 2022, VHAN established a new acute care outreach team for Connected Care of Middle Tennessee Medicare ACO patients.

Meet Our VHAN Social Work Team

Patients in need of care often face social and emotional barriers to health improvement. And sometimes these barriers don’t come up during doctor visits.

Antibiotic Stewardship Program Helps Ensure Appropriate Usage

To manage the dual challenges of prescribing antibiotics appropriately and preventing unnecessary usage, VHAN launched a new Antibiotic Stewardship Program.

Reducing ED Utilization for Migraines

The American Migraine Foundation found that fewer than 5% of patients who suffer from migraines have been seen by a health care provider, received an accurate diagnosis and obtained appropriate care.

Statin and Adherence Outreach Helps Maximize Medication Benefits

According to a 2017 study in Annals of Internal Medicine, 20-30% of medication prescriptions are never filled, and about 50% of medications for chronic disease are not taken as prescribed.

Reducing Risk by Managing Medications

When the team followed up with the patient, they were able to confirm that the patient was tolerating both medication changes well.

VHAN Focuses on Diabetes Care Management

VHAN Care Management offers focused programs to help patients better manage their diabetes and meet their health goals.

Driving Annual Wellness Visits, Preventive Screens and Better Health

The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) with a patient’s primary care provider can help prevent illness based on a patient’s current health and risk factors.

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