Care Coordination & Quality Management Services
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are considered by many to be a key component of healthcare delivery system improvement. One expectation is that the structural elements of the ACO model, including clinical integration and financial accountability, will lead to better coordination of care for patients. While structure and incentives may facilitate the delivery of coordinated care, they will not necessarily ensure that care coordination is done well.
For that, physicians and other healthcare providers within ACOs must possess and utilize specific skills, particularly in the areas of collaboration, communication, and teamwork. We can assist with improving the quality of patient care as an ACO (accountable care organization). Learn more about how MPS has collaborated with Cigna to advance care coordination services in the area.
MPS helps its member physicians with care coordination services designed to improve the quality of care provided to patients. This includes support for accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). The MPS Quality and Clinical Integration Committee meets monthly to review quality and performance parameters.
In addition, MPS provides education and support for physicians who want to maximize reimbursements from Medicare using a Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Learn more about our partnership with CECity.