The aim of this program is to discuss improvements in ultrasound technology and incorporating into medical practice.
The PCMH is a relatively new model of healthcare provision that can be challenging to understand and incorporate into clinical practice. This session will place the PCMH into perspective within the broader healthcare quality movement, present evidence regarding the effectiveness of the PCMH in delivering quality healthcare, provide guidance regarding the transition from current fee-for-service model to the national PCMH-like model of care, and examine how PCMH principles will impact primary care practices starting in 2015.
Dr. Domino recommends ten changes he has made to his practice. Subjects discussed include medical marijuana, pediatric screening, texting and driving, treating common acute infections, recognizing the effects of statin drugs on non-vascular health outcomes, and diet and lifestyle interventions effective in managing chronic disease.
The changing landscape of healthcare has unsettled patients as well as clinicians. Recent ethical guidelines require scaling back of scarce resources, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) require payment and delivery reforms that seek to tie reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care. These changes can unsettle patients, who have concerns about the impact of physician compensation on their healthcare. This presentation offers perspective on the evolving healthcare model and provides strategies for communicating with patients regarding their concerns.
With 93% of Medicare being spent on beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions1, today’s clinician practice is faced with the challenge of improving the quality of care for chronically ill patients of an aging population while containing costs. Under the new CCM program, authorized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), physicians are now being reimbursed for providing non-face-to-face care coordination services to eligible Medicare patients with multiple chronic conditions. Gain valuable insights as to how to improve patient engagement and quality of care so as to meet CMS requirements and capture revenue that might have been missed, for what you are probably already doing.
In this age of immense technological and scientific advances, the time-honored patient-clinician relationship can, at times, feel under siege. In examining how changing practice patterns have altered the ritual, Dr. Verghese will discuss some aspects of the relationship that are both timeless and critical to diagnosis and cost-effective care.