April 2017: Care Coordination eNews Issue focus - Value-based Payments and Care

by Mike Squires

 

Welcome to updates on value-based care initiatives, where care management and care coordination play a critical role. Whether you're in a healthcare system, Accountable Care Organization, medical home, healthcare payer, private or group practice, FQHC or other community service, these trends are impacting the way you work and help patients and clients. 

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HIStalk Practice Q&A with Kansas City CARE Clinic: Discuss community health, care coordination, technology and their PCMH journey

by Susan Harkema

 

HIStalk Practice did a Q&A with Dennis Dunmyer, VP, Behavioral Health & Community Programs, of Kansas City CARE Clinic (formerly Kansas City Free Health Clinic) about some of the technology that they use, MACRA, their PCMH journey and other care coordination initiatives they have underway.

 

It’s a quick read and insightful to see how this FQHC is optimizing tools to empower their team of 140 who care for 120 patients each day.

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Spotlighting (and Solving) the Top Challenges Care Coordinators Face

by Mike Squires

 

Care Coordinators face the unique and challenging role of helping patients make their way through the complicated and disconnected paths toward better health. And, they face a host of obstacles no matter their title -- care coordinator, patient care advocate, care navigator, case manager or some other creative title. 

 

We need your help to better understand the challenges care coordinators face so that we can support this role through education and technology.

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