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December 12, 2011
Philadelphia - Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
today announced a new collaboration with the American College of
Physicians (ACP) to improve primary care. IBC is offering up to 100
practices free, one-year access to a new on-line tool that will
help identify ways to better serve their patients. The tool, known
as the Medical Home Builder 2.0, is the most recent example of how
IBC is working with area physicians and respected professional
organizations to promote patient-centered care. Since the beginning
of 2011, IBC has more than tripled the number of recognized
practices to nearly 200 in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The ACP Medical Home Builder 2.0 (MHB) helps practices analyze
how they currently deliver patient care and identify ways to be
more efficient. Physicians and their office staff can use the tool
to improve scheduling, patient education, and coordination of
Practices recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home function
as a physician led team making sure patients, particularly those
with chronic illnesses, receive key tests, take medication as
directed, and are actively engaged in their own care with resources
to stay well. Modules of this on-line program help the practice
meet the medical home standards established by the National
Committee for Quality Assurance and other accrediting agencies.
Practices must satisfy these criteria to be recognized and to
receive enhanced payments from health plans. The ACP introduced the
first version of MHB in 2009 and it has been successfully used by
more than 1,500 practices nationwide.
"Many practices are interested in becoming a medical home, but
are struggling to know where to begin," said Richard Snyder, MD,
chief medical officer for Independence Blue Cross. "Medical Home
Builder 2.0 is a great roadmap for practices. ACP understands how
physicians think and organize their practice. They built a strong,
practical resource intended for small and medium size offices."
"Medical Home Builder 2.0 helps practices identify opportunities
for improvement and progression toward the patient-centered medical
home model, which is one of today's most talked-about concepts in
primary care," said Michael S. Barr, MD, senior vice president,
Medical Practice, Professionalism and Quality Improvement at ACP.
"Patient-centered medical homes deliver care the way patients most
want and need, making the experience more satisfying for doctors
and patients alike."
The online tool includes useful videos and recorded webinars
about medical homes and a library of more than 500 resources
including downloadable guides and policy templates. Physicians and
clinical staff can also use the tool to collaborate and share ideas
online with other medical practices and medical homes. Future
enhancements will include modules to cover common challenges in
day-to-day practice such as front desk operations, billing, coding,
and safety issues.
About Independence Blue CrossIndependence Blue Cross
is a leading health insurer in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Nationwide, Independence Blue Cross and its affiliates provide
coverage to nearly 3.1 million people. For 73 years, Independence
Blue Cross has offered high-quality health care coverage tailored
to meet the changing needs of members, employers, and health care
professionals. Independence Blue Cross's HMO and PPO health care
plans have consistently received the highest ratings from the
National Committee for Quality Assurance. Independence Blue Cross
is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. Visit us at ibx.com. Fan us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @ibx.
About the American College of Physicians
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of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and
the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP
members include 132,000 internal medicine physicians (internists),
related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize
in the prevention, detection, and treatment of illness in adults.
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