Mrs. Green and Early Detection: An Accountable Care Priority
Consider Mrs. Green with COPD who develops a minor increase in pulmonary symptoms. Her illness has the real potential to lead to hospitalization (and possibly ending up in the ICU on a ventilator). Successful intervention requires that:
- Mrs. Green knows when and how to ask for advice.
- Her request for advice receives a quick and consistent response, 24/7.
- The assessment and advice be correct.
- A same-day appointment be available with an appropriate provider if it is needed.
Implementing each of these four steps will require a thoughtful assessment of your organization’s current capabilities and the correct choice of options for improvement.
Accountable Care Design Initiative
We led a primary care re-design consultation initiative at a large academic safety net health system, resulting in an implementation roadmap that included the building blocks for a coordinated care system.
IPA Compensation Study and Competencies for Delivering Value-based Care
We developed a value-based care education seminar and compensation study for IPA physicians. The leadership sessions resulted in an agreement on options for aligning the IPA compensation model with value- based care initiatives.