As fee-for-service rapidly transforms into value-based care, the industry must improve member engagement and outcomes by using targeted care management interventions that help deliver bottom-line results across a broader spectrum of the population.
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Primary care physicians commonly screen their patients for depression, but still underuse established and effective care management practices compared to other chronic illnesses like diabetes, asthma, and congestive heart failure, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs.
As a primary care physician, my responsibility to my patients goes beyond just caring for their physical well-being. My obligation—professional and ethical—is to treat the whole person and that means attending to their mental health as well.