SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Elation Health announced today its efforts to support independent primary care physicians that are participating and interested in participating in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program. Elation Health is a Clinical First electronic health record dedicated to helping independent primary care physicians deliver collaborative, patient-centered care. CPC+ is an advanced primary care medical home model that offers incentives for delivering high-quality primary care, and has been dubbed the "largest-ever" move to change US primary care delivery and payment. The program launched in January 2017 for nearly 3,000 participating practices and recently, CMS announced a second round of the program.
Elation Health has pledged to support CPC+ practices for the full five-year duration of the program. Many of the physicians using Elation's electronic health record are primary care practices in the 14 regions that were chosen for the initial launch of CPC+. The program gives physicians the opportunity to receive incentives for delivering exceptional primary care and provides a path for independent primary care practices to transition to value-based reimbursement while earning recognition for the outstanding care they deliver.
"At Elation we focus on improving the provider's experience through easy to use clinical tools while also helping the provider validate the care the patient has received," said Kyna Fong, co-founder and CEO of Elation Health. "We believe that the CPC+ initiative aligns with these goals and our mission of strengthening the patient-physician relationship."
Elation Health has invested in the necessary tools and support to help participating physicians succeed in the CPC+ program. Elation's workflow improvements, reporting capabilities, and collaboration tools within its Collaborative Health Record enable physicians to get the most out of this program through its patient-centered approach. In addition to technology support, Elation has launched a guide to the program within its resource center, guided webinars to answer questions, and an on-demand health policy team.
Elation's capabilities in supporting independent practices in clinical user experience and with quality payment programs was recently recognized by KLAS, as part of its annual Best in KLAS awards. Elation was named a top performer for Small Practice EHR, with the report recognizing Elation as delivering "a stunningly easy-to-use EMR backed by the guidance and assistance providers need to navigate changing regulations that can sometimes be overwhelming for the smallest practices."
The second CPC+ performance period begins January 1, 2018. After proposals from payers in new regions and payers in the existing 14 CPC+ regions are reviewed, CMS will announce new regions and payer partners. Practices located in up to 10 new CPC+ regions can apply in Summer 2017 with a certified EHR to be eligible for the program.
About Elation Health:
Elation Health strengthens the patient-physician relationship, providing an intuitive care platform that allows physicians to focus on their patients and deliver high-quality care. The company concentrates on independent primary care practices and other innovative care models, with a network of over 200,000 providers. Founded in 2010 by siblings, Kyna and Conan Fong, Elation's "Clinical First" philosophy and intuitive design are trusted by thousands of clinicians. For more information, visit www.elationhealth.com.
SOURCE Elation Health