Download e-book for kindle: Accountable: the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance by Carl Couch MD MMM FAAFP

By Carl Couch MD MMM FAAFP

ISBN-10: 1498743358

ISBN-13: 9781498743358

While many future health care companies have to enhance healthiness care caliber and reduce charges, so much lack particular techniques and strategies for enforcing those adjustments. Baylor Scott & White well-being has proven and keeps to enhance an in charge care association (ACO) referred to as the Baylor Scott & White caliber Alliance (BSWQA) to enhance the standard of care and reduce future health care expenditures via medical integration.

Accountable: The Baylor Scott & White caliber Alliance in charge Care trip tells the tale of the BSWQA and its medical community and payers who're devoted to offering liable, value-based sufferer care. It describes the necessity for ACOs in latest wellbeing and fitness care surroundings and info the framework and standards had to identify one.

The publication presents readers with crucial historical past information regarding in charge care, together with the Triple target and inhabitants health and wellbeing administration. It outlines the infrastructure and governance framework had to determine a profitable ACO and provides real-world examples from the ACO owned through Baylor Scott & White well-being, the most important not-for-profit health and wellbeing care approach in Texas.

The publication explores the idea that of responsibility for all stakeholders in today’s advanced care structures, in addition to the function of non-public and organizational responsibility in dealing with sufferer populations. it is usually precise outlines to steer you in constructing your personal liable care organization―from step by step information of criminal standards to an overview of the function of payers during this model.

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Whereas many wellbeing and fitness care businesses have to increase well-being care caliber and reduce expenses, so much lack particular innovations and strategies for imposing those adjustments. Baylor Scott & White overall healthiness has validated and maintains to enhance an in charge care association (ACO) referred to as the Baylor Scott & White caliber Alliance (BSWQA) to enhance the standard of care and reduce wellbeing and fitness care bills via scientific integration.

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BSWQA was designated by our health care system as the primary instrument through which BSWH can achieve the Introduction ◾ xxxi Triple Aim for the populations we serve. Early data reported over the first two years of BSWQA’s operation point to early ­success toward achieving this ambitious goal. BSWQA has established a dynamic population health infrastructure supported by a wide ­network of providers spanning the continuum of care who have contractually agreed to hold themselves accountable­for the quality and costs of care provided to the more than 300,000 patients covered under the managed care ­agreements BSWQA holds as of October 1, 2015.

In our current environment of increasing medical specialization, should physicians swear to a single oath? With governments and health care organizations sharing patient information as never before, how can a doctor solely maintain a patient’s privacy? Many in the industry contend that while its original philosophy dates back to the Greeks, the Hippocratic Oath still continues to provide a road map for maximizing the patient experience and outcomes within the m ­ edical profession while also laying the groundwork for a future accountable care delivery system.

The ACO was conceptualized by Elliott Fisher, a physician and researcher at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and the term first appeared in print in a 2007 Health Affairs article proposing that freestanding h ­ ospitals and their affiliated physicians form virtual organizations that could be held accountable for the cost and quality­of the full continuum of care delivered to their patients, ­improving the care those patients receive [12, 13]. ACOs r­apidly began gaining traction following the establishment of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Medicare Pioneer ACO Program authorized in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 [14].

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