Medicare growth is exploding, with a projected 48 percent increase in the number of beneficiaries by 2030 and total Medicare spending up 85 percent over the next five years, while Medicare margins continue to shrink. In this environment, is it possible for providers to break even on Medicare? How can providers improve patient outcomes for this high-risk, high-utilization population while containing costs? The answer lies in recognizing the distinct requirements, preferences and trajectory of this unique population — and treating it differently.
Maureen Ward is an Associate Principal with The Chartis Group. She has over 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, with a focus on population health and care management in both provider and payo...