Summit and Tres Programs
In 2017, two pilots were conducted by Consistent Care Services (CCS). The first pilot, Summit, was started in January 2017 and targeted patients in the Spokane area with high historical claims. The goal being to reduce overall spend for each patient.
The second pilot, TReS (Treatment and Recovery Support), was started in August 2017 with seven patients who were referred to CCS from Amerigroup. These patients were in the hospital needing IV antibiotics for infections related to substance use disorders (SUD). The goal of this pilot was to transition the patient to another venue, one that could administer the IV antibiotics while CCS encouraged the patient to seek chemical dependency treatment. This pilot has also had initial success.