High Cost Beneficiaries: Is our healthcare failing those who need it most?

High-Cost Beneficiaries: Is Our Health Care Failing Those Who Need It Most?

Margot Kushel, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSF School of Medicine
Brad Stuart, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Care at Home
Cheryl Phillips, M.D., Senior Vice President for Advocacy, LeadingAge; Past Chair of the Board of Directors, American Geriatrics Society
Sarah Varney, Health Reporter, KQED Radio - Moderator

A small number of individuals, most with complex health conditions, account for a majority of the cost for providing care in California. These individuals, the frail elderly, those with multiple chronic conditions – including mental health and substance abuse issues – can benefit from a “high-touch,” coordinated system of care that not only increases the quality of care they receive, but also reduces the high costs of providing care. This panel will discuss the challenges facing these  beneficiaries and the health-care system, and how people can be better served.

Location:  SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
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Underwriter: the California HealthCare Foundation

July 27, 2011