CPC+ and Other Physician Practices: Improving Healthcare Delivery Through PFACs

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Jun 29, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Patient care in America’s hospitals, physician exam rooms, and other healthcare settings varies greatly. In some, the patient’s perspective is valued, while at others, patients feel as if their experience and point of view are irrelevant.

For example, anyone who has ever had a bad experience knows that hospitals can be impersonal, intimidating, and at times downright scary. You’re alone most of the time, and when doctors and nurses do enter your room, it’s usually to take readings, administer another test, or push whatever medication at you. 

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Topics: medication & treatments, care coordination, family health, patient advocacy, healthcare planning, Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)

3 Ways Physicians Can Use Social Media for Business Growth

Posted by The CareSync Team

Mar 30, 2017 8:54:00 AM

Social media offers the opportunity to increase awareness of your practice, attract new patients, promote yourself as a thought leader in your specialty, and more. Here are three ways you can leverage it.

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Topics: care coordination, family health, patient advocacy, mHealth, patients, health tips, patient engagement, Digital Health

The Do Not Resuscitate Discussion

Posted by Jason Wilson, RN, MBA

Jan 30, 2017 10:55:22 AM

When a patient faces a life-threatening diagnosis or they are nearing the end of life, they and their doctors have to have some tough conversations. But there's one tough conversation you can encourage your patient to have with their family members and caregivers to help make things easier in a time of emergency: whether or not the patient wants to be resuscitated.

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Topics: medication & treatments, care coordination, family health, patient advocacy, healthcare planning, end of life decisions, DNR, do not resuscitate

Seniors Seek Better Care Coordination

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Working with Harris Poll, CareMore Health recently surveyed 1,005 patients over age 65 and found a critical need for improved care coordination, particularly with patients managing chronic conditions.

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Topics: physicians & providers, patient advocacy, patient engagement, care coordination, value-based care, chronic conditions, chronic care management (CCM), CCM compliance, infographics

Principles Over Politics: 6,200 Providers Sign Letter to Patients

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jan 11, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At last count as of January 11, 2017, more than 6,200 providers had added their name to a letter to patients, promising to uphold specific fundamental beliefs during the Trump Administration. In the letter, originally written by eight physicians from the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School, the writers promise patients that they will stand by eight core beliefs they share regarding delivering care, regardless of the healthcare policies proposed by the new Administration.

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Topics: patients, patient advocacy, value-based care, physicians & providers, Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Best Medicine

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Jan 10, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Unfortunately, we find that many members in CareSync’s Chronic Care Management program suffer from more than chronic illness. They often suffer from chronic loneliness. Sometimes a kind word or thought, or even a little bit of laughter can prove to be the best medicine.

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Topics: share your health stories, care coordination, Heart of CareSync, patient advocacy, patient engagement, physicians & providers, chronic care management (CCM)

Engaging Patients and Their Families

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 5, 2017 9:38:30 AM

Guiding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ shift from volume to value is the CMS Quality Strategy. One of the six goals in this overall quality strategy is to “strengthen person and family engagement as partners in care.” Earlier this month, CMS made progress toward accomplishing this goal by announcing the release of the CMS Person and Family Engagement Strategy. What is it and how can its principles be used to increase patient engagement for your practice?

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Topics: physicians & providers, patient advocacy, patient engagement, family health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), care coordination, value-based care

A Scary Call With a Happy Ending

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Nov 22, 2016 11:48:25 AM

A call to a CareSync member the other night might have saved a life.

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Topics: share your health stories, care coordination, Heart of CareSync, patient advocacy, patient engagement, physicians & providers, chronic care management (CCM)

Taking Every Patient Request to Heart

Posted by The CareSync Team

Oct 24, 2016 9:03:00 AM

At CareSync™, we know even the smallest requests are big to your patients, so we’re always ready to take action on their behalf, 24/7/365.

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Topics: share your health stories, care coordination, Heart of CareSync, chronic conditions, mHealth, patient advocacy, patient engagement, physicians & providers, chronic care management (CCM)

Breathe Easy … CCM Has Your Patients Covered

Posted by The CareSync Team

Oct 10, 2016 11:48:00 AM

At CareSync, we believe Chronic Care Management is more than just fulfilling a list of Medicare’s requirements. You can count on us to work hard to resolve issues that stand between your patients and better health.

Here is just one example from September where our care coordination made a difference: A member called CareSync to make an update to his account. During the call, we learned he was having difficulty getting supplies for his CPAP machine. He said the seal was leaking on his mask and he was cleaning the tubing once a week instead of changing it out.

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Topics: share your health stories, care coordination, Heart of CareSync, chronic conditions, mHealth, patient advocacy, patient engagement, physicians & providers, chronic care management (CCM)

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