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, now available for replay, Robert Krebbs, director of payment innovation at WellPoint, Inc., shares the key components of WellPoint's Enhanced Personal Health Care for specialty care program.
You will learn:
- 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.
Listen to pre-conference comments from Robert Krebbs.
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Listen to this pre-conference interview with Robert Krebbs:
Certain specialties are more prepared to move to the PCMH neighborhood than others.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS CONFERENCE?
Presidents/CEOs, officers, medical directors, quality improvement executives, health plan executives, physician organization leadership, business development and strategic planning directors and consultants.
ABOUT OUR PANELIST:
Robert Krebbs is the director of payment innovation at WellPoint where he has accountability for the design, development and rollout of value-based payment initiatives.
Mr. Krebbs works directly with network physicians and facilities on innovative performance measurement programs aimed at delivering healthcare value by promoting high quality, affordable care. His responsibilities include the management and oversight of the award winning Quality-In-Sights®: Hospital Incentive Program (Q-HIP®) and the facilitation of WellPoint's Hospital National Advisory Panel.
Most recently he's been focused on leading the development of medical neighborhood programs at WellPoint aimed at aligning with the American College of Physician's Patient-Centered Medical Home Neighbor (PCMH-N) concept.