The Christ Hospital Physicians | Quality Care Initiatives
Many of our primary care practices participate in quality care initiatives that help us be even more proactive about managing your care. Read on to learn more about Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Ohio Comprehensive Primary Care.
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)
The Innovation Center
at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have selected 32 of our primary
care offices to participate in its groundbreaking Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative. The Greater
Cincinnati/Dayton/Northern Kentucky region was one of seven selected nationwide
to participate in this pilot program, intended to improve patient care and
reduce health care costs.
This four-year initiative tests a new way of paying primary care practices that leverages the doctors' ability to be proactive about managing the care of patients. The goal is to keep patients healthier, head off preventable illness, decrease utilization of costly tests and hospital visits, and by doing so, preserve health care dollars. This is an important shift toward paying doctors based on quality and outcomes and keeping people well, not just treating them when they are sick.
Ohio Comprehensive Primary Care
Many of our primary care practices have been designated Ohio CPC, an investment in primary care infrastructure intended to support improved population health outcomes. CPC is a patient-centered medical home program, which is a team-based care delivery model led by a primary care practice that comprehensively manages a patient's health needs.
The goal is to empower practices to deliver the best care possible to their patients, both improving quality of care and lowering costs. Most medical costs occur outside of a primary care practice, but primary care practitioners can guide many decisions that impact those broader costs, improving cost efficiency and care quality.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
We're proud to have more than 20 offices recognized as Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Level III is the highest recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
In a Patient-Centered
Medical Home, your team of health professionals build a relationship with you
and your family and become experts in your medical history and health issues.
Your team may include your physician, a nurse practitioner and nurse or medical
assistant, as well as other health professionals, such as a health educator,
pharmacist or dietician.
Your provider leads you and your team to, collectively, take responsibility for your care. And, when needed, your team arranges for appropriate care with other qualified specialists. In this model, you come to trust and rely on them for expert healthcare answers that are suited entirely to you or to your family with the long-term goal of staying well, getting well and being well.