Posts Tagged ‘Preventive Health Care’
Nov 16th, 2010 | by
Earlier this year, we launched an innovative, online tool for provider practices called the CareSource Clinical Practice Registry. We’ve seen adoption of the tool really take off mainly because the kind of information that the Clinical Practice Registry provides has traditionally been elusive when it comes to Medicaid patients.
A provider in our network – Dr. Barb Bennett, Family Practice Physician and past president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association – was kind enough to provide her points of view regarding the tool, and how it helps her organize her practice.
The primary benefit of the CareSource Clinical Practice Registry is population management. Providers can quickly and easily sort their CareSource membership into actionable groupings. It is a proactive approach to patient care and helps place emphasis on the need for preventive care.
For example, a Primary Care Provider (PCP) can sort the list to identify all of those with chronic conditions like diabetes. From the list of diabetics in the practice, the provider can identify those who need to come in for a visit, and proactively call to schedule an appointment. The report is color coded, so the provider can identify areas of focus. It can also be downloaded as a PDF or in an Excel spreadsheet format.
The Registry also impacts HEDIS scores. It helps identify many HEDIS mandated screenings, including women’s health and well-child screenings. By identifying the HEDIS screenings through the Registry, HEDIS quality scores improve, and most importantly, so do the health of our members.
Oct 13th, 2010 | by
As an Ohio Medicaid care coordination plan, we have been members of an association called the Disease Management Association of America. In fact, our medical director Dr. Gail Croall is a sitting member of the board. This has always been an important association to us because of their historical focus on care coordination for chronic diseases and health issues in all populations. And recently, the organization changed its name and brand image (but certainly not its mission) to the Care Continuum Alliance.
As the landscape of the health industry has evolved, so have the members of CCA. So we’re proud of CCA’s branding evolution as it aligns more closely with all players in the health care industry.
The focus on all parties within the health care industry is to not only promote healthy living and preventive health care, but to deliver on it.
So to Care Continuum Alliance, we applaud you on your name change and branding effort. We agree that this change better fits the landscape of health care in America. And we encourage our readers to learn more about Care Continuum Alliance – their dedication to promoting care coordination and preventive health care delivery continues to be an inspiration to all your members – like CareSource.
So a question to our readers in the industry, what steps have you taken to transform with the new health care landscape?