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ACP's Medical Home Builder 2.0 helps practices
identify ways to offer better patient-centered
PHILADELPHIA, January 9, 2013 - Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
today announced that it is renewing its collaboration with the
American College of Physicians (ACP), offering area practices free,
one-year access to the ACP's Medical
Home Builder 2.0 (MHB). Last year, more than 100 primary care
practices used the tool to analyze how they currently deliver
patient care, find ways to be more efficient, and become medical
homes. IBC has also engaged ACP to offer six live webinars in 2013
for practices interested in improving the way they deliver
"We're excited to offer this valuable tool to our network. As a
national leader in promoting patient centered care, it is important
to help primary care practices," said Richard Snyder M.D., chief
medical officer for Independence Blue Cross. "The health
professionals who have used the tool clearly find it advantageous
in helping them better organize their practice and identify what
they need to do to become recognized as a medical home."
Nearly a third of primary care practices in IBC's network are
recognized as patient-centered medical homes, as defined by the
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Medical homes
offer more coordinated and personalized care for patients,
especially those with chronic illnesses. An important element of
the medical home model is open access scheduling, which allows
patients to see their doctors as soon as needed rather than waiting
days or longer for an appointment. Medical homes also consist of
teams of health care professionals, including care managers and
nurse educators, who communicate more regularly with patients,
making sure they receive key tests, take medication as directed,
and are actively engaged in their own care.
"We've been using Medical Home Builder tool for about a year to
help guide conversations with those practices that are
transitioning to patient-centered medical homes," said Debra
Bernstein, director of Quality and Compliance for Temple
Physicians, Inc., which represents more than 24 primary care
offices with nearly 50 physicians. "We found that the information
and case studies in the tool are very instructional and help us
quickly identify where practices need to make changes in order to
provide better, more coordinated care."
The MHB helps practices figure out how to best meet the medical
home standards established by the NCQA, such as enhancing patient
access or ensuring care is coordinated by tracking patients', their
tests and the preventive care they are due to receive.
Approximately 1,500 practices nationwide have successfully used the
MHB since it was introduced in 2009.
Medical Home Builder 2.0 provides practice teams with a robust
self-assessment tool to improve patient care, streamline
fundamental business operations, and identify and implement key
features of the patient-centered medical home. Users become part of
an online community of practices committed to improving patient
care and identifying office efficiencies. The program offers 24
self-paced modules that address the key attributes and expectations
of a patient-centered medical home, improving clinical care, and
practice management. Each module includes:
About the American College of Physicians
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medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 133,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
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About Independence Blue Cross
Proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2013, Independence Blue Cross is a leading health insurer in
southeastern Pennsylvania. With our affiliates, we have 3.1 million
members nationwide. We are enhancing the health and wellness of the
people and communities we serve by delivering innovative and
competitively priced health care products and services; pioneering
new ways to reward doctors, hospitals, and other health care
providers for coordinated, quality care; and supporting programs
and events that promote wellness. To learn more about how we're
changing the game, visit www.ibx.com. Connect with us on Facebook at ibx.com/facebook
and on Twitter at @ibx. Independence Blue Cross is an independent
licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.