Develop a Sustainment Plan
Part of a successfully implementing Collaborative Care in your practice is developing a robust sustainment plan. It is important to think first about creating or improving an effective, measurement-based integrated health care delivery model and then determine how to sustain your effort. Long term, quality is the best assurance of sustainability. Will you be able to sustain your integrated care program after launch?
➔ BROADLY DEFINING VALUE
As you plan for your model of care, it is important to consider all the ways in which delivering effective integrated treatment will add value to your organization. Read the AIMS Center’s guide to broadly defining the value of your model of care.
➔ FINANCIAL MODELING WORKBOOK
In an effort to help organizations understand the ongoing costs and revenues associated with integrated strategies, the AIMS Center created the Financial Modeling Workbook in collaboration with the Institute for Family Health and the American Psychiatric Association. This Workbook focuses on the ongoing costs of care such as care manager time, psychiatric consultant time, administration time, and overhead (including QI efforts) to help practices:
- Estimating visit volume and the number of patients served;
- Defining and analyzing how much time staff engage in key integrated care tasks; and
- Estimating fee-for-service and BHI/CoCM G-code potential revenues more accurately
Additionally, it allows you to play with practice parameters to understand their impact. For example, you can vary the length of appointment times, the percentage of time staff spend on the different components of collaborative care work or other factors to start to better understand how to build or revise clinical workflows.
Register online to download the Financial Modeling Workbook and Instructions.