Children's Resident Takes Lead in Developing New SCAMPS Cost-Cutting Program

    Michael Farias, a 2013 graduate of the BCRP, recently published an important article in Health Affairs on an innovative new technique, called Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans (SCAMPS), that improves on clinical practice guidelines by accommodating differences in treatment required for different patients. Since 2009, under under the direction of Michael and his collaborators more than 12,000 patients have been enrolled in forty-nine SCAMPs in nine states and Washington, D.C. with an 11-51 percent decrease in total medical expenses for six test conditions. The project was recently featured in the Boston Globe.