The Care Process Design System
- January 7, 2019
The passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 has generated extensive activity to organize providers into clinically integrated organizations (CIO). Further, many government and commercial payers have introduced value-based reimbursements in recent years. Incentives such as the value-based purchasing program for hospitals have hastened the pace of organizational and structural changes around clinical integration. The approach outlined in this paper provides a unique set of services that focus on the clinical care process unit and recommends standardizing the approach to care delivery/process improvement. Readers will discover a comprehensive and systematic methodology for operationalizing CIOs, which, in turn, will allow these structures to attain the overarching goal of clinical integration.