Care Coordination Agreements

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Apr 08

Care Coordination Agreements

Physicians face major challenges in coordinating care. Patients (especially chronically ill patients) often see many providers; 1 The study showed that the typical Medicare receptor sees 7 different doctors in 4 different practices for a year.1 Poor coordination can lead patients to receive conflicting advice from different providers (including contradictory drug prescriptions) and lack of follow-up of new diagnoses, tests or procedures that pose risks to patient health.2 The burden of coordinating care may be particularly high for primary care providers (PCPs), 3 Policy changes (. For example, repayment changes in favour of collaborative procurement or clarification of legislation governing such cooperations) can help support the development and implementation of CCAs and may address factors that currently are less supportive of certain markets. Suppliers have generally developed pre-generic co-management plans for certain health problems (for example. B pre-listed tests and therapies that a primary care provider would provide to a patient before consulting a specialist), instead of tailoring plans for each patient; In some cases, this meant that a patient could undergo treatment that reflected the contribution of a specialist without ever leaving the PCP. A urologist working in a limited availability market indicated that his PCP colleagues would initiate a joint assessment and treatment process that often resolved patients` symptoms before they could plan a visit to a specialist. The CCA has allowed him to spend more time with the department and his practice to provide faster access to new patients. 4. American College of Physicians. Principles of service agreements for the patient-centered medical home. www.pcpcc.net/file/ACP_PRINCIPLES_OF_SERVICE_AGREEMENTS_FOR_PCMH_AND_PCMH_revised_100109clean.pdf. Appeal on May 7, 2012. Author data: The authors (EC, MKD, HHP) do not report any relationship or financial interest with an entity that would constitute a conflict of interest with the purpose of this article.

This document is based on work done prior to Dr. Pham`s entry into the Medicare-Medicaid Services Centers and does not reflect the policies or programs of CMS or the Department of Health and Human Services.