Activation is Essential

We see the remarkable power of health activation in everything we do. It’s inspiring and serves as a constant reminder of our mission: To help individuals become better managers of their health and healthcare.

The Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) is a key vital sign for patient-centered, value-based care

Strengthen risk-identification and improve predictive modeling — Personalize support to improve patient self-management behaviors — Improve patient outcomes and cost controls

Selected for CMS models

Selected for CMS models

Alternative Payment Models to use PAM to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries

Adopted by NHS England

Adopted by NHS England

NHS England uses PAM system-wide in clinics, hospitals and social services

Endorsed by NQF

Endorsed by NQF

Along with NQF, PAM is also supported by NCQA and meets URAC criteria

As PAM scores increase, healthcare costs decrease

In our study, if a patient’s PAM level increased one level, that was associated with 8 percent lower [Medicare claims costs over 6 months]. For folks who improved two PAM levels, there was a 15 percent reduction in cost. When PAM level declined, the cost rose 9 percent for each level.  In dollars, the average health care cost for people who remained at PAM level one was $12,700 a year, compared to $9,500 for people at PAM level 4. So, it’s significant. It can add up.

Ann Lindsay, Stanford University School of Medicine (SCOPE, 29 Oct 2018)

Person-centered care based on PAM is a key to success for NHS England

We are really serious about [measuring activation with PAM as part of Integrated Personal Commissioning], and we’re serious about it because it’s absolutely been proven to work.  We’re serious about it because it’s incredibly complementary to the programs that we’ve got.  

James Sanderson, Director of Personalised Care for NHS England

PAM can help reduce hospital readmissions

Patient Activation is really the key to what we are doing. I can’t imagine doing coaching without getting some idea of where the patient is in terms of their level of activation. It really helps us target the intervention.

Christy Bond, Director, Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY

PAM helps NHS England toward its goal of patient self-management

The Patient Activation Measure helps to break down the traditional divide between patient and professional which has prevented this in the past, while ensuring that those who need the most support receive it. 

Anu Singh, Director for Patient and Public Participation and Insight, NHS England

Empowering NHS patients to improve their health and wellbeing

PAM helps [the Extensive Care Service] to be more aware of a patient’s ability and willingness to manage their health and wellbeing. This ensures that patients who are likely to be easily overwhelmed are not overloaded with information, and any goals set are achievable and small successes are built on. 

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sep 17, 2019

PAM® to be Incorporated into Select CMS Alternative Payment Models

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have awarded a contract to Insignia Health to incorporate PAM®, plus a host of integrated solutions and services, into its Alternative Payment Model (APM) program to support as many as five million beneficiaries. As authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Center for Medicare Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) develops Alternative Payment Models (APMs) aimed at achieving better individual healthcare,improved population health, and lower costs through improvements in care delivery across the United States.

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Jun 10, 2019

Over 500 peer-reviewed published research studies anchor the Patient Activation Measure® as the leading patient self-management model

Insignia Health recently recorded publication of the 500th independent, peer-reviewed research study featuring the PAM as a key variable. Since 2004, an increasing number of studies published each year continue to reinforce that low activation indicates a greater likelihood for hospitalization, increased use of emergency services, and a higher probability of developing a chronic health condition.

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These healthcare organizations are among the leaders

using PAM-based solutions to improve activation across their populations

National Health Service (NHS) - England
Kaiser Permanente
Providence Health Plan
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Shield of California
Moda Health
Monroe Plan for Medical Care
American Specialty Health
Molina Healthcare
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Washington State Health Care Authority
Home Group
ITx Healthcare
Merck Serono
Stanford Health System
Hamad Medical Corporation
Vidant Health
Sharp Rees-Stealy / Sharp HealthCare