Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® Program Expands to Greater Bay Area

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Expanding Access

Patients with late-stage chronic illness now have more options for care

As part of a three-year, $13 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), Sutter Health today expanded its AIM program to serve more patients in the greater San Francisco, East Bay and Solano areas facing advancing chronic illness.

Provided at no additional cost to patients, AIM offers nurse-led care management, palliative care and advance care planning for patients with late-stage chronic illness.

In addition to services provided to Sutter Care at Home patients across Northern California, this latest expansion increases access for Sutter Health network patients in the following areas:

  • East Bay: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Sutter Delta Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation
  • San Francisco: California Pacific Medical Center
  • San Mateo: Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Mills-Peninsula Division)
  • Solano: Sutter Solano Medical Center and Sutter Medical Group
  • Sonoma: Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa

Since 2010, the pilot AIM program:

  • Reported a 75 percent reduction in ICU days, an average decrease of one or more days for hospital stays, and more than 50 percent reduction in hospitalizations at 90 days post-enrollment.
  • Showed high patient and family satisfaction (4.7 out of 5).
  • Reduced costs for payers by $5,000 per patient at 90 days post-enrollment.

Learn more about AIM.

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