Amy Maciejowski, Program Manager of State Affairs at NCQA, provides updates on new initiatives and legislative changes that will allow practices to thrive in the growing value-based payment system.
By Cindy Peña
When we visit the doctor, we don’t often think, “I wonder how she/he is feeling today?” Few of us realize there is such a thing as physician burnout. It’s apparently an epidemic in healthcare and poses a serious challenge to achieving the Triple Aim of better patient care and better population health at a lower cost.
Amy Maciejowski, Program Manager of State Affairs at NCQA, discusses PCMH PRIME—a voluntary certification program that recognizes primary care practices that demonstrate behavioral health integration capabilities.
A presentation at the PCMH Congress 2017 highlighted how quality evidence-based care models like the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) and better policies that support small practices in underserved communities are the keys to achieving successful population health management.
Underserved patient populations could be slipping through the cracks, ultimately harming the overall patient population.