CLIP: Priority Health reduces hospital visits for high-needs patients

Priority Health’s Tandem365 program employs nurses and social workers to provide specialized care to high-need patients in their homes to prevent emergency room trips. Since its inception in 2014, the program has reduced its more than 1,000 patients’ emergency room visits by 52 percent and the average cost of health care by 35 percent. Because of its success, the program is expanding to allow adults ages 55 and older who have serious medical needs and live in their homes to register directly with Tandem365 early next year.