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Access to Care: Primary Care Challenges and Recommendations July 17, 2014.

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1 Access to Care: Primary Care Challenges and Recommendations July 17, 2014

2 Access to Care What is primary care? The Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center defines primary care as:  Entry point into a health services system for all new needs and problems  Person-focused, not disease-oriented  Provides care for all but very uncommon/unusual conditions  Coordinates or integrates care – regardless of where, who provided  Means to assure optimized care use and health status equity

3 Challenges? Deloitte Consulting study (2012): To meet pre-ACA implementation demand, Kentucky needs – 3,790 additional physicians (including primary care doctors and specialists) 612 more dentists 5,635 more registered nurses 296 more physician assistants 269 more optometrists Source: The Commonwealth of Kentucky Health Care Workforce Capacity Report

4 Challenges? Kynect – the state health benefits exchange (as of 4/21/14) 413,410 Kentuckians enrolled in new health coverage, Medicaid and private 82,795 have purchased private insurance.

5 Challenges? UK’s Dr. Kevin Pearce, speaking to a meeting of Kentucky medical educators reported (5/13): 1500 : number of people that one full-time family physician should take care of 163 : number of family physicians that we need to add in Kentucky each year to meet 1500:1 by : maximum number of family physicians that could be produced per year in Ky now

6 Recommendations Doing Care Differently Physician-led teams  coordinated, patient-centered, cost-effective quality care. How to get there?  Expanded scope of practice for APRNs – what about PAs?  Social worker can join primary care team; MD can offer primary care at CMHC  Expanded role for dental hygienists – what about dental therapists?  Peer specialists– in behavioral health – what about community health workers in primary care? Resources: Christensen and Hwang The Innovator’s Prescription Prevention Institute, Community-Centered Health Home

7 Recommendations Doing Care Differently  Expanded use of telehealth and monitoring technology  Better care integration – primary care, behavioral health, oral health  A “health home” concept, starting with high-needs Medicaid patients/”superutilizers”  An All-Payer Claims Database, where data on health care cost, use and quality  cost effective care containment and quality improvement  Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE), connects providers’ electronic health records systems to state system for accessible patient clinical information

8 Infrastructure needed… IT path to care continuity: Retail clinics  health homes  hospitals  rehab/home care Care coordination – at the patient and community level TA/Coaching for care providers (Ag Extension style) – credible resource to support/sustain care transformation: Whose role? AHECs Local Health Departments Regional Extension Centers Professional associations

9 Leverage opportunities State Innovation Model (SIM) grant – if awarded  to bring cross- sector stakeholders to the table Aligning interests  shared community solutions, payment strategies –Hospitals’ community benefit plans –Local health departments MAPPs –United Way community needs assessments MCO contract renewals  contract terms supporting better integration, new care approaches Large employers (e.g., Kyiana Health Collaborative)  new care and payment approaches, data sharing

10 Thank You!....Questions? Learn more at: Contact: Susan G. Zepeda, Ph.D., President/CEO


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