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What You Need to Know: How Care Guidance Works to Support Physician Health Equity Objectives in Value-Based Care

As an extension of a physician’s clinical care team, care guidance effectively:

  • Addresses health equity priorities
  • Aligns with quality payment programs
  • Impacts both patient experience and provider financial performance

Guideway Care’s CEO Craig Parker and Chief Medical Officer Edward Partridge, MD, co-authored How Care Guidance Support Works, a timely article contribution now featured inMedical Economics that explains how care guidance can help physician practices achieve health equity objectives in value-based care.

To read this article in its entirety, click here.

This insight comes at a critical time when the transition from the traditional fee-for-service health care model to value-based care is accelerating, with CMS and numerous commercial payers adopting Alternative Payment Models (APMs) that tie economic incentives to meeting health equity and quality of care objectives.

For physician practices, ACOs and IDNs, this signals a significant change in reimbursement that will challenge many organizations’ capabilities for finding and resolving challenges of at-risk patient populations who experience health inequities attributed to social determinants of health (SDoH) and other disparities.

This fundamental change in reimbursement/payment further aligns with recommendations from The American Medical Association (AMA) that encourage physicians to examine their own practices to ensure equality in medical care. With increased awareness of the impact of social determinants and health equity factors, physician practices are putting more focus and priority on health equity to meet the socioeconomic needs of their patients. Payment incentives clearly represent the next step toward ensuring that organizations heed these directives.

Guiding the Future of Equitable Healthcare

Guideway Care recognizes the importance of addressing SDoH. We provide care guidance and health equity programs in a solution as a service model, delivering highly trained “care guides” that operate within a scalable, technology-enabled platform to activate patients and uncover and resolve practical, non-clinical issues and barriers experienced during their care journey.

Contact us for more insight into how Guideway Care, as your partner, could implement an efficient and effective Care Guide solution that delivers on the promise of health equity based on the needs of the patient populations in your community.

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