Kudos to MedStar (our Fort Worth EMS provider) for their excellent work on this project:
The Community Health Program was started in 2008 after MedStar officials discovered that 21 patients were using a big chunk of ambulance and emergency department resources. Those patients triggered more than 800 ambulance calls and cost the system more than $962,000 in charges, most of which were never collected because the patients lacked health insurance.
Nine of the 21 were selected for the program. They experienced a 77 percent reduction in their need for services during a 30-day test.