Specific slides include:
- Resources for tracking patient care outcomes
- Diabetic care measure crosswalk table
- Diabetic care approach: Protocols, Models, Tools
- Sample measures by domain
- Comprehensive diabetic care outcomes: HEDIS 2012
Following this introduction, the presentation turns to an examination of the benefits of the family practice's conduct of a comprehensive diabetic management program for its patients. Such benefits include:
- the improvement of a patient's overall health and longevity,
- cost savings coming from reduction of unnecessary complications of care,
- occasions to advance clinical integration,
- and opportunities for physicians to expand the volume of their practices and incomes.
Next, the presentation turns to an extensive and detailed description of a model comprehensive diabetic management program. This description includes topics as its organization and operation; patient identification, contact, induction and orientation; and patient assessment, education, counseling and monitoring.
The presentation concludes with a brief listing of a practical, "field-tested" procedures and techniques which can strengthen patient commitment to and compliance with the management programs expectations and requirements, thereby enhancing the prospect of achieving the program's main objective: the improvement of the diabetic patient's management and care.
Health Directions' role within the diabetic management program:
- Achieve CMS EHR “meaningful use” or NCQA PCMH recognition
- Leverage “reportable” quality of care and outcomes for better reimbursement
- Participate in pilot programs with local payers
- Partner with local health systems to create electronic linkages
- Increase patient satisfaction
- Improve practice profitability
- Strategically position themselves for the future