ECHO Care: a program to care for complex patients. ECHO Care is a special health care program designed to support Medicaid patients who have complex health care needs. Mr. L is a 54 year old man who has diabetes and high blood pressure.
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The diabetes has caused eye damage that has made him almost blind, and problems with his feet that lead to amputation of his right foot. He is on disability.
He is depressed and isolated, and has trouble getting to medical appointments.
He has been hospitalized three times this past year with pneumonia, a foot infection, and depression.
What kind of barriers would Mr. L face if he sought care in a traditional primary care setting?
Improve quality of care
Decrease cost of care
ECHO Complex Care Specialists
Improved access to coordinated specialty care
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