How It Benefits You

The OPCMH model of care aims to improve quality of care and quality of life for all of the stakeholders in the care partnership. Improving value in healthcare entails building a mutually reinforcing care model that focuses equally on patients, families, physicians and their care teams. 

Patients & Families

•Take ownership of their care

•Develop a personal relationship with their physician

•Have an active role in care planning and treatment decisions

•Be fully educated about their condition and treatment choices

•Have "on demand" access to care and information

•Manage symptoms effectively in the appropriate setting

•Access a patient navigator who helps coordinate and manage their care

•Benefit from a patient-centric care team

•Reduce stress so they can focus on getting better

•Receive the best possible care (fewer complications, ER/hospital admissions and co-pay events)

OPCMH takes a “whole person” approach, considering the needs and desires of patients and their families as they navigate the care process. Quality of care is not only judged by the concordance with evidence-based guidelines, but also with the treatment and life goals set by the patient.

 

The OPCMH model enables patients to:

Physicians & Care Teams

To enable the best possible care, the OPCMH model focuses on obviating the barriers physicians and their care teams face to delivering it. The model eliminates clinically irrelevant activity, diminishes interruptions of workflow, and establishes standardized processes of care that include: data collection and presentiation, clinical decision making, documentation and communication. OPCMH care teams have the systems in place to allow every member to work effectively at the top of their license.

 

The OPCMH model enables physicians and their care teams to:

•Standardize the science of medicine in order to practice the art of medicine

•Maximize “Time and Touch” teaching opportunities

•Have intelligent clinical decision support at the point of care with robust data assembly and presentation

•Spend more time with patients and what is clinically relevant and less time on administrative duties

•Streamline processes and implement systems to ensure everyone is working at the top of their licenses

•Benefit from a more natural and improved workflow

•Reduce stress among the care team and benefit from a better work-life balance

If improvement [of care delivery] is the plan, then we own the plan. Government can’t do it. Payers can’t do it. Regulators can’t do it. Only the people who give the care can improve the care.

 

– Dr. Donald Berwick

Your Practice

In the era of healthcare reform and resulting activities surrounding the drive to both provide and demonstrate value-based care, the pressures on oncology practices—both independent and institutional—are mounting. The OPCMH model equips practices with the tools, resources and hands-on support necessary to thrive in a value-based world.

 

The OPCMH model enables practices to:

In the era of healthcare reform and resulting activities surrounding the drive to both provide and demonstrate value-based care, the pressures on oncology practices—both independent and institutional—are mounting. The OPCMH model equips practices with the tools, resources and hands-on support necessary to thrive in a value-based world.

 

The OPCMH model enables practices to:

•Improve the quality and value of care delivered to patients

•Stabalize practice revenues and demonstrate improved results to third-party payers to obtain more favorable contacts

•Improve workplace satisfaction and morale

•Be prepared for alternative payment methodologies, such as bundling and episode-based payments

•Drive operational efficiencies to improve the bottom line

•Differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering patient-centric care

 

Would you like to speak to one of our OPCMH specialists to learn more about the model and how you can implement it in your practice?

 

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