The New Primary Care Model: A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

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The New Primary Care Model: A Patient-Centered Approach to Care Coordination

In these days of healthcare transformation, no one bears a greater burden for change than the primary care physician. The contemporary primary care practice is at the crossroads of reform efforts. Patients with new insurance coverage via the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are likely to access the system through a PCP. These physicians also are being courted by payers, government agencies, and health systems to innovate in practice design and in accountability for outcomes and costs. As the focus shifts to prevention, care of chronic illness, and population health, the primary care physician will play a pivotal role.

By HealthLeaders Media Staff, April 30, 2014


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This report examines the keys to primary care redesign?team-based care, patient engagement, and adaptation to at-risk reimbursement schemes.

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This exclusive, original research and analysis offers key insight from top healthcare executives and clinical leaders, including:

  • Two-thirds (67%) of respondents say they expect to invest in coordinated care over the next three years?but half (49%) admit that care coordination is a top challenge.
  • Providing patient-centered care (58%) and enhancing patient access to primary care (57%) are also top priorities.
  • Although physicians are key to transforming primary care, nearly half (45%) say physicians lack the time to do so.
  • The financial underpinnings of primary care redesign are being established, with nearly two-thirds (61%) in payer relationships that reward performance related to primary care redesign.
  • Nearly two-thirds of healthcare leaders (59%) acknowledge that fostering patient engagement in their own care is a top challenge. Their top engagement tactic is by far (78%) nurse phone calls.




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