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Make sure you get the message. At the current time, it is all about cost. A new core competency of primary care must be risk adjusted care management and care coordination. Identify the top 5% to 7% of the patients driving the most expenditure and figure out how to control that cost in some measurable way.
Once again the value and effectiveness of PCMH is under discussion. This article examines the central issue of the PCMH brand and offers a better measure of PCMH success. Where does your practice stand on the "Triple Aim Measure?"
Year-end is a time for reflection and for talking about the future. The mission of TransforMED is to transform health care delivery to achieve optimal patient care, professional satisfaction and the success of primary care practices. As we go about our daily work with practices we can get a sense of what works and what ideas or interventions will have high leverage for change. Here are a few thoughts about trends in health care delivery for contemplation as you develop your strategy for 2014.
We must begin to think differrently about how to support the primary care function in order to optimize outcomes for patients and allow primary care teams to do their best work. Organizations working to fortify the primary care effort will invest in infrastructure to assume a revenue stream from the improved population health.
Over the past several years the underlying themes of this CEO report have evolved from "the health care world as we know it will change" to the "health care world is changing" to the message of today: the health care world has changed and there will be winners and losers...
When the American Academy of Family Physicians made the bold decision in 2004 to commit significant funds from reserves to launch an initiative now called TransforMED, no one had any idea where it would lead. The Future of Family Medicine report stated that if Family Medicine did not change and the healthcare system did not change, there was a good chance that Family Medicine (and indeed primary care) might cease to exist. The good news is that the US Healthcare system is changing and Family Medicine and primary care are starting to change...
...Making the transition from what we used to do to what the health care system needs of us now is not easy. The reality is, however, that the healthcare system needs primary care now more than ever and the value of primary care is rising exponentially...
"Barbara Starfield, one of the most respected champions of primary care, often spoke about the importance of comprehensive care in any successful patient-centered medical home model. She knew very well that the key to an effective healthcare system was comprehensive and coordinated, not fragmented care."
"The new CMS Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative will compensate primary care practices via a blended payment of a risk-adjusted care management fee averaging $20 pmpm, continued fee for service and a shared savings component. The shared savings flows directly to primary care practices and not hospitals or large systems as in the ACO pilots. CMS has clearly defined the future in what is expected of primary care going forward. The future that everyone has been talking about since 2004 is now."
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