Care Compacts: Forming the
Foundation of PCP/Specialists Care Teams

With the help of Care Compacts (also known as Care Coordination Agreements and/or Referral Agreements) that drive accountability between primary care physicians and specialists, WellPoint has launched a medical neighborhood pilot for three specialties with clear care coordination alignment opportunities with primary care medical homes.

Based on the principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighbor (PCMH-N) concept, the pilot launched in January 2014 with a select number of pilot practices, ranging in size from solo practices to large group practices in markets where there is a strong patient-centered medical home foothold. The specialists will work with existing patient centered medical homes partners to improve quality and coordinate care guided by cost and efficiency measures.

During Care Compacts: Forming the Foundation of Care Teams with PCPs and Specialists, a May 15th webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Robert Krebbs, director of payment innovation at WellPoint, Inc., will share the key components of WellPoint's Enhanced Personal Health Care for specialty care program.

Register to view the conference today or order your training DVD or CD:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=4869

Care Compacts: Forming the Foundation of Care Teams with PCPs and Specialists

You'll get details on:

  • Why WellPoint chose the specialties and specialists who are participating in the pilot program;
  • How WellPoint is aligning incentives between PCPs and specialists;
  • The key elements of the Care Compact and how it guides the PCP/specialist relationship; and
  • Early lessons learned since pilot kick-off, along with how the program will evolve in 2015.

In a pre-conference interview, Mr. Krebbs describes the PCMH-N education needs on the part of specialists and patients who have not been part of integrated delivery systems so they can better benefit from the new patient-centered medical world. Listen online at: http://hin.com/HealthSounds/2014/04/24/pcmh-neighbor-concept-builds-on-patient-centered-medical-home-momentum/

You can "attend" this program right in your office to learn how WellPoint is aligning primary care physicians and specialists in its Enhance Personal Health Care program.

Itís so convenient! Invite your staff members to participate in the conference. We will send you a login to view the program right on your computer or a DVD or CD-ROM of the conference proceedings.

You'll also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by Robert Krebbs during the interactive question and answer session. You'll get answers to your unique challenges in aligning specialists.

To register for the conference, the on-demand re-broadcast or MP3 download file or order the training DVD or CD-ROM of Care Compacts: Forming the Foundation of Care Teams with PCPs and Specialists, please visit:
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=4869

I hope you find it useful.

Cordially,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network

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