November 14, 2016
Insignia Health Partners with MGMA Health Care Consulting Group to Improve Patient Activation
New partnership helps medical practices improve patient treatment plans, medication adherence and satisfaction while meeting new MACRA payment requirements.
Medical Group Management Association’s (MGMA) Health Care Consulting Group and Insignia Health announce their partnership enabling medical practices to license the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) survey and Coaching for Activation® (CFA), a platform to help tailor care plans and support. The collaboration will combine MGMA’s deep experience supporting medical practices with Insignia Health’s patient activation expertise and products to strengthen patient care, improve health outcomes, and increase operational efficiency.
Research consistently shows that as activation increases, patients become more adherent to treatment plans, less likely to utilize expensive emergency and hospital services, and more satisfied with the care they receive. The predictive power of PAM will help practices better allocate their time and resources.
PAM-based CFA will help clinicians and health professionals align care plans and support with what is realistic and achievable for those patients with lower activation. The integration of this behavioral activation model has shown over the course of nearly a decade to contribute significantly to gains in activation.
“PAM was recently recommended as a Merit-based Incentive Performance System (MIPS) measure for clinical practice improvement as part of Medicare’s new payment model,” said Chris Delaney, CEO of Insignia Health. “Incorporating PAM and CFA into medical practices through MGMA’s Health Care Consulting Group will better equip practices to achieve many of the MIPS performance objectives which are largely dependent on patient self-management.”
“With all the changes happening in population health and Medicare, it’s imperative that we continue to give medical practices access to the most innovative tools to attain maximum performance,” said Andrew Swanson, Vice President of MGMA’s Health Care Consulting Group. “Insignia Health has demonstrated over the past decade that increasing patient activation is essential to fostering patient self-management and improving health outcomes. We look forward to bringing PAM and CFA to the medical practices and health clinics we serve,” he added.