DHPA submitted a letter to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in support of a Project Sonar (PS) Advanced APM, stating that it would be of tremendous consequence as the physicians in DHPA member practices care for patients with IBD.
In particular, there are four aspects of PS that make it a Physician-Focused Payment Model particularly worthy of recommendation with a high priority:
- PS enables decreased costs of care for patients with Crohn’s disease by decreasing the complication rate through better medical management;
- PS enables the identification of high-risk patients with Crohn’s disease before complications ensue;
- PS enables the channeling of care of patients to those healthcare professionals in practices who have the most knowledge, experience and expertise to address the specific patient’s needs; and
- PS enables better engagement of patients so that early warning signs can routinely be assessed even before the patients realize they need intervention.
Project Sonar is a powerful tool in improving patients’ quality of life and decreasing costs by reducing potentially avoidable complications, emergency department visits, and inpatient admissions.
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