Who is responsible for the care of a patient? This seemingly-simple question has become increasingly complex, and population health initiatives, such as Epic’s Healthy Planet, can act as a catalyst for improving the process of patient attribution.
Payors have typically defaulted to a response of “close enough.” Never seen the patient before? Close enough. Patient is deceased? Close enough? Most of the attribution is correct, so, for the purposes of the payor, their attribution is close enough. For a care provider or hospital system? Close enough is not good enough.
As you begin to plan a population health initiative, here are some things to consider:
Every organization is different, and has different requirements; however, being prepared to tackle this issue while implementing Healthy Planet, or any population health initiative, addresses an important component of success. Optimum would love to help you reach your goals – if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.