Utilizing the Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (Track 2 Practices)
September 8, 2017
Written by Kristen Schuster, Practice Facilitator
The last blog discussed Track 2 practices changing the Comprehensive Primary Care Payment (CPCP) ration in 2018. This hybrid payment is designed to be used to provide alternate visit types for patients across the practice. Why is it important to provide these services to patients and where does a practice begin? Let’s explore different options for success in offering alternate visits.
Where to begin?
- Use data to understand the needs of the patients
- Patient Family Advisory Council feedback
- Suggestion box
- Assess the practice environment
- Staff skill levels
- Ability to dedicate time to a new project
- Location for televisits, group visits, etc.
- Identify opportunities for success based on patient needs
- No public transportation could increase telemedicine visits
- A large population in a skilled nursing facility could benefit from nursing home visits
- A large diabetic population could benefit from group visits for peer support
What are the benefits?
- Increased patient access
- Better patient and staff engagement
- Replace office visits for certain visits
- Save time per visit
Remember, not every alternate visit type is going to fit perfectly into your practice. It is important to take in to account care team and patient feedback. Don’t forget to start small, plan out change and analyze effectiveness. CPC+ Connect offers an Action Group entitled “Going Beyond the Traditional Office Visit with Your CPCP”. Join the group on Connect to learn from regions across the country and share your own best practices.
Montana Learning Session 3 is scheduled for September 13th, 2017 in Bozeman. If you have not registered, please register in person at 8:30am on the 13th. The Mountain-Pacific team looks forward to seeing all CPC+ practices.
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If you have any questions, or run into issues with any of the CPC+ objectives and would like help please use the “Leave a Reply” section below, or email Kristen Schuster directly with your questions or comments.
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