CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Villa Medical Clinic in Newburg, Ore., selected Allscripts (Nasdaq:MDRX) Chronic Care Management (CCM) Program to establish ongoing monthly outreach to hundreds of patients who suffer from two or more chronic conditions without adding staff or increasing workloads for current employees.
Villa Medical Center has served its community for more than 50 years and currently provides care services with one physician, three physician assistants and a team of nurses and support staff. The practice sought a way to simplify the rollout of care for patients with chronic conditions through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services (CMS) reimbursement program. The practice is in the process of transitioning to Allscripts Professional EHR™ from which it will be able to identify Medicare and Medicaid patients with chronic conditions who could benefit from increased care.
The Allscripts CCM program features services from Allscripts Professional Physicians business unit to assist care providers in reducing the complexity of caring for chronic patients, including advisory services, patient outreach, practice and claims management.
“Villa Medical Center earned our status as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home by always pursuing ways to improve care coordination and improve patient outcomes,” said Pam Marchand, practice manager, Villa Medical Center. “Allscripts CCM enables us to reach out to hundreds of patients every month to monitor their chronic conditions and proactively serve their health care needs in a managed, scalable manner.”
“Many smaller independent practices do not have access to resources and time to take advantage of the programs offered by CMS,” said Steve Lalonde, senior vice president and general manager, Professional Physicians Business, Allscripts. “Yet, these programs like CCM and others will only continue as we accelerate to more value-based care programs. Allscripts plans on leading the way to bring the necessary resources and tools to make these community practices successful.”
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