Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics

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Integrating Chronic Care and Business Strategies in the Safety Net: A Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and Clinics

Description

This toolkit is for safety net providers interested in implementing the Chronic Care Model (CCM) effectively and sustainably at their organizations while attending to their financial realities. The toolkit provides a step-by-step practical approach to guide primary care teams through four phases of quality improvement.

The toolkit:

  • Sequences and describes the specific practice changes involved in CCM implementation
  • Integrates strategies designed to improve the business case for quality improvement
  • Links more than 60 commonly used quality improvement tools with the relevant changes
  • Includes examples from practices that have made quality improvement pay

Developer:

RAND Health; MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation; California Health Care Safety Net Institute

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: October 2008
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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