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Chronically-ill, High-Risk/High-Cost
Patient

Description

  • Has two or more chronic medical conditions
  • On average, sees 13 different physicians annually
  • On average, prescribes 50 different medications annually
  • 2 out of 3 require hospitalization annually
  • 70% require ER visits annually
  • Baseline cost of $25,000 annually with each additional chronic condition adding $9000 in costs annually
  • Population accounts for 50% of total health plan costs
  • Approximately 200% below the poverty line


 

HVMD Physician with Patient Couple in Home



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