Dr. Berman spoke at the patient-centered care session of CMS Grand Rounds, a continuing education series for clinicians and other health care professionals. The session highlighted the major gaps and barriers to high-quality care for older adults such as polypharmacy, unnecessary hospitalizations, and duplication of services.
She described several successful models such as the Care Transitions Program and Hospital at Home that improve clinical outcomes, increase patient satisfaction, and lower overall costs. Dr. Berman also gave recommendations how these models can be scaled up and spread to older adults throughout the country using new payment mechanisms and streamlined quality measures.
To access Dr. Berman's CMS Grand Rounds slides, click here.