Presentation on theme: "System Changes and Interventions: Planned Care Mike Hindmarsh Improving Chronic Illness Care, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."— Presentation transcript:
System Changes and Interventions: Planned Care Mike Hindmarsh Improving Chronic Illness Care, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation IDCOP National Summit Chicago May 13-15, 2002
Delivery System Design Define roles and delegate tasks amongst team members. Use planned visits to support evidence-based care. Build effective case management skills into practice Assure continuity by the primary care team. Assure regular follow-up.
Group Visits: A Primer Patients brought in by clinically relevant groups Patients can receive: Specialty service as needed/available One-on-one with medical provider Medication counseling Self-management support training Social support Multiple Models for Group Visits
What is a Planned Visit? A Planned Visit is an encounter with the patient initiated by the practice to focus on aspects of care that typically are not delivered during an acute care visit. The providers objective is to deliver evidence- based clinical management and patient self- management support at regularly scheduled intervals without the noise inherent in the acute care visit.
What does a Planned Visit look like? The provider team proactively calls in patients for a longer visit (20-40 minutes) to systematically review care priorities. Visits occur at regular intervals as determined by provider and patient. Team members have clear roles and tasks. Delivery of clinical management and patient self-management support are the key aspects of care.
Step One: Example Senior Care Polypharmacy Choose a patient sub-population, e.g., all patients >75 on five or more medications Have programming support person or pharmacy generate list of patients and medications MD reviews list for patients at highest risk (see handouts)
Step Two: Patient Outreach RN/LPN/MA checks to see if patient is on any registries Have PCR call patient and explain the need for planned visit Allow patient to choose day and time for visit Ask patient to bring in bag of all medications they are taking (including OTCs and herbals)
RN/LPN/MA prints any relevant patient summaries from registries and attaches to front of chart MD reviews medications prior to visit, and consults with pharmacy as needed Step Three: Preparing for the Visit
Review patients medication regimen Identify and eliminate unnecessary drugs Adjust remaining medications as needed Problem solve adherence issues with patient Create an patient action plan Schedule follow-up Step Four: The Visit
Does not need to be in-person visit (use phone, email) Check adherence to action plan Problem solve as needed Schedule additional follow-up as needed Follow-up