Thursday, November 01, 2018
Medicare Advantage plans - stepping slowly toward Patient Centered care
The world of going to a Doctor for a check-up or to receive treatment is changing - finally!
What does that mean?
● Individuals enrolled in Medicare now have the opportunity to participate in certain Medicare Advantage plans which are changing the focus of the relationship a person has with their Doctor.
● When this happens the person become more involved in their treatment and the outcomes are better.
This Next Avenue article is not about what is going on with plans here in CT but I want to share it because it does a good job explaining patient centered care.
One point - of interest to me - the article emphasizes talking to your Doctor about this.
There is a new Medicare Advantage plan in CT, and available in New London County, which is 100% focused on this approach.
John C Parker, RHU, LTCP