Reinventing Primary Care
Known by many names – patient-centered medical home (PCMH), practice transformation, health home, direct primary care (DPC) – Provider Practice Innovation means re-inventing primary care to serve as a foundation for population health management.
With programs like the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), Medicare is championing Provider Practice Innovation. Now, commercial payers and employers are doing the same, with many looking forward to full-risk primary care payments.
Primary care providers committed to practice innovation report higher levels of professional satisfaction, released from the tyranny of the eight-minute office visit. Patients under the care of these providers report better access to care and more personalized attention, and early results show improved outcomes.
Helping Providers and Payers
With experience and expertise in provider practice innovation initiatives, PYA can help providers realize these opportunities:
- Create and manage transformation transition plans
- Provide one-on-one coaching
- Deploy necessary infrastructure (staffing, technology)
- Develop marketing strategies
- Evaluate success (quality improvement, cost reduction, patient and provider satisfaction)
PYA can assist payers and employers in designing incentives for provider practice innovation, resulting in smarter spending on healthcare:
- Identify and evaluate market opportunities
- Define and design specific incentive structures (e.g., PCMH payments, DPC scope of services)
- Develop performance metrics
For more information about provider practice innovation, contact one of our executives below, (800) 270-9629.
 See P. Eskew and K. Klink, Direct Primary Care: Practice Distribution and Costs, Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Nov./Dec. 2015).