The Act did give the provinces responsibility for regulating hospitals, and the provinces claimed that their general responsibility for local and private matters encompassed healthcare. The federal government felt that the health of the population fell under the Peace, Order, and Good Government part of its responsibilities. This led to several decades of debate over jurisdiction that were not resolved until the s.
Defining and Measuring the Patient-Centered Medical HomeJournal of General Internal Medicine June Health Information Technology Health information technology, such as electronic health records EHRsdisease registries, personal health record systems and clinical decision support, is key to improving access to and sharing of patient information within a care coordination team.
HIT significantly enhances the capability of the patient-centered medical home to achieve its quality and efficiency goals. By enabling providers to collect, manage, and share important patient information, health information technology facilitates communication between providers, health care teams and patients.
This increased coordination, which gives network providers instant access to patient records regardless of where they seek services, improves care delivery and management.
Increased use of technology also enhances communication between providers and patients and promotes patient engagement.
Department of Health and Human Services Payment Reform Fee-for-service, the traditional method of paying health care providers, incentivizes quantity of health care services over quality and volume over value.
As an integral part of the medical home model, payment reform restructures provider compensation to align financial incentives with health outcomes.
Providers are rewarded for promoting and coordinating overall patient health and improving health outcomes while simultaneously reducing health care costs. The theory is that better coordinated care leads to healthier patients who require fewer services, saving money in the long run. Reimbursing medical practices that strive to improve care delivery through medical homes contributes to cost containment.
Payment reform can also provide support for services that are not currently reimbursable — such as care coordination activities, adoption and use of health information technology, patient education, training to improve patient self-management of disease and enhanced provider-patient interaction.
Medical home payment systems assume various forms and may rely on a combination of payment models. This extra compensation covers medical home activities such as care coordination.
Additional financial compensation may also be available if specific quality targets are achieved. A few of the most common are described below. Community Health Centers Community health centers CHCs are community-based nonprofit organizations that provide comprehensive health services to people who lack access to other medical care—including the uninsured, residents of rural or underserved areas and some Medicaid patients—regardless of their ability to pay.
In addition to primary care, CHCs often provide dental, vision and behavioral health services, community-centered services and care integration - including health education and case management. Although CHCs essentially function as community-centered medical homes, they are increasingly applying for formal recognition as patient-centered medical homes.
As of1, community health centers operated more than 8, health care delivery sites and served nearly 20 million patients. About 40 percent received health insurance through Medicaid, 36 percent were uninsured and about half of CHC patients lived in rural areas.
For more on CHCs, click here. Management of Chronic Disease and Behavioral Health The medical home model offers an opportunity for states to reduce costs and improve care for the chronically ill.
These Medicaid beneficiaries tend to have complex needs and are a major driver of health care costs. Section of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also includes an option for states to provide health homes similar to medical homes for enrollees with multiple chronic conditions.In the RAND Health Information Technology (HIT) Project team began a study to (1) better understand the role and importance of EMRs in improving health care and (2) inform government actions.
Health systems analysis should be an integral part of good practice in health system strengthening efforts, including planning, policy development, monitoring, and evaluation.
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