Care coordination agreements ensure quality care and establish protocols to support effective care transitions. 6. College of American Physicians. Recommendation, advice and co-management. www.acponline.org/running_practice/pcmh/understanding/care_coordination.pdf. Retrieved September 6, 2011. Participants were asked to submit a copy of each CCA or its supporting materials to analyze its content and verify respondents` assertions. A database of selected CSF agreements is available to authors upon request. 8th United Hospital Fund of New York. Norc-Health Care. www.uhfnyc.org/initiatives/aging-in-place/norc-health-carelinkages. Published in 2005.

Called August 16, 2011. Most suppliers interviewed stated that CCS had improved efficiency and quality of supply; This was even the case for respondents who struggled to describe certain pathways in which their daily practices had changed. On the contrary, their perception of usefulness often seemed rooted in their experience in developing the agreement, its continued existence being seen as evidence of the strength of their relationship with their partners. Respondents with specific co-management agreements instead highlighted specific efficiency gains or practical improvements. These perceptions may reflect greater supplier satisfaction, a significant potential benefit. Our qualitative analysis showed that the characteristics of some communities (such as stable practices with long-standing relationships, the existence of common information technologies, and external assistance for launching agreements) were more appropriate than others. To date, most CHCs are relatively new and there is no published data on the impact of CCMs on health care utilization and costs. Care coordination agreements are effective instruments for outlining the responsibilities of the providers, institutions and services involved.

These agreements ensure the order of responsibilities for transfers of care and benefits and promote the highest possible quality of care. The agreements also contain protocols and procedures for the information service between organizations. In some agreements, 1 partner had a representative supplier that was integrated into the practice of the other partner or established jointly; it was most often a behavioural physician employee in a family doctor`s office. . . .