Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 29, 2011
As the movement toward patient-centered medical homes grows, and becomes a key element in accountable care organizations, more health plans are embracing them. Thus far, the results have been very promising: Patients have taken more responsibility for their care, medical outcomes have greatly improved, and costs have gone down.
AIS’s October 12 webinar, Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Results from Two Major Health Plans, will outline the specific steps and strategies two Blues plans have taken to engage their members and network physicians in medical homes, and the highly favorable results they have achieved to date. See webinar details at http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c1m36_101211.
Speakers Thomas G. Lundquist, M.D. from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Richard Snyder, M.D. from Independence Blue Cross will detail how they developed their medical homes model. What worked, what didn’t and what lessons learned can benefit your organization? During the 60-minute presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A, the speakers will answer these and other timely questions:
- What were the goals of the two different Blues plan models?
- What are the factors that, in each case, led to improved care in the primary care setting?
- What specific steps were taken by each health plan to implement the model?
- What changes in their normal care management protocols did physicians have to make?
- What new communications/orientations with patients were required to launch the new efforts?
- What new information technology investments and strategies were needed to build effective insurer-provider partnerships?
- Most importantly, what results were achieved by each health plan, and how might those lead to further collaboration among health partners?
Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c1m36_101211 for more details and registration information.
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