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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Improving Diabetes Care in Communities (continued)

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  • Memphis
    • Improve follow-through care for diabetics
    • Predominant solo-practice physicians find Chronic Care Model difficult to implement
    • Dr. James Bailey, U of T—Memphis champions use of Advanced Medical Home model (AMH) with case managers and MDs at Medplex clinic
    • MBGH convenes primary care MDs and Medicaid—TLC Healthplan to explore implementation barriers and revised payment policy
    • Health plans draft metrics to measure AMH implementation and performance
  • Expected result: better care coordination spreads in climate of favorable payment policy

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