IBM spends about $2 billion a year on healthcare for its 500,000 employees but doesn’t believe it’s getting its money’s worth from the current system, explains George Chedraoui, healthcare leader with IBM and immediate past president of Bridges to Excellence. Chedraoui explains why IBM is banking on the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) — with its focus on disease prevention and wellness — to deliver this value, what impact $19 billion in health IT incentives will have on physician practices, and why it will take more than technology to transform a physician practice into a medical home.
Aetna’s practice of sending its providers periodic “care considerations” — detailed clinical data that identify opportunities to improve care — has been formalized in its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot with Partners in Care (PIC), explains Dr. Don Liss, the regional medical director of Aetna’s mid-Atlantic region. PIC providers’ engagement with the care considerations is now a factor in the pay for performance aspect of the pilot. Dr. Liss shares some short-term indicators that demonstrate that the PCMH is working as well as the long-term view for medical home ROI, which can vary greatly for payors and providers.
Chedraoui and Dr. Liss shared different viewpoints — the healthcare payor and purchaser — and their strategies for achieving an ROI from the medical home during, Medical Home Metrics and Measurements for Achieving ROI.
Length: 9:12 minutes
|Dr. Don Liss
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