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NYC Health program pushes care-management program in ERs

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NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, has run  a care-management program in six of its emergency departments, aimed in part at getting more patients into stable primary-care programs and reducing  the number of unneeded visits to emergency rooms.

The country’s largest municipal health system started the pilot program in September 2014 under a grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Over  three years, the system enrolled more than 94,000 emergency patients in the care-management intervention, according to a NEJM Catalyst post.

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