Training and Technical Assistance
We know health care is constantly changing.
Providers face increasing complexity to meet their communities’ needs. Factors include state and federal agencies introducing new rules and regulations, insurance plans creating new incentives and payment models, and new pressures to focus on social determinants of health, chronic disease, and behavioral health.
supported in Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition
We provide expert technical assistance, training, and coaching to help providers thrive.
PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team supports providers with solutions and strategies to navigate this environment. Our work is rooted in the belief that quality care is transformational and a cornerstone of healthy, thriving communities. Our team partners with organizations to provide high-quality, whole-person care that ultimately improves health outcomes, reduces costs, and increases health equity.
We understand the day-to-day challenges of providing care.
PCDC has a long history of supporting independent practices, federally qualified health centers, physician groups, behavioral health providers, AIDS service organizations (ASOs), health systems, accountable care organizations, and other groups to address the following common challenges:
|Training and developing staff||New complexity means new requirements for staff. Whether at a small practice, health center, or hospital setting, staff need to know the latest tools to stay safe and support their community. Learn more.|
|Understanding and succeeding in health plan quality and performance reporting||Insurance plans are constantly changing – it can be challenging to understand the terms of your contracts and maximize benefits to your practice and patients. Learn more.|
|Launching and funding new programs and practices||Opening new sites, launching new programs, and upgrading systems requires access to funding and understanding options for optimizing your current resources. Learn more.|
|Serving HIV+ communities||The U.S. is increasingly close to ending the HIV epidemic, but persistent barriers to prevention and access remain. Learn more.|
|Achieving PCMH recognition||Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition is the foundation for providing high-quality care and can be beneficial to a practice’s bottom line. Learn more.|
|Ensuring open access to critical services||The increasing prevalence of chronic disease and behavioral health continues to strain providers. Learn more.|
|Balancing practice operations and revenue cycle||Coding and billing have only become more challenging. More services are reimbursable, but each comes with its own requirements. Learn more.|
|Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care||Primary care providers reach only a fraction of those requiring services for depression, anxiety, and other common behavioral health conditions. Meanwhile, those living with serious mental illness, who are often seen in behavioral health settings, typically lack access to adequate primary care. Learn more.|
|Reducing Preventable Emergency Department and Inpatient Utilization||Many communities rely on the emergency department for regular access to care. This leads to fragmented, costly care for patients, families, and providers. Learn more.|
|Addressing social determinants and other non-medical needs||Access to housing, food, and transportation is out of reach for many patients. Defining your organization’s role in solutions is the first step. Learn more.|
|Maximizing care coordination and care management programs||Nurses, social workers, community health workers, and peer support specialists: All can have an impact, but finding the right mix is not easy. Learn more.|
|Integrating telemedicine and other remote care options||Patients can be frustrated by getting access to their providers. Integrating new points of access can create new avenues for care. Learn more.|
We can help in a variety of ways.
PCDC’s Clinical and Quality Partners team delivers its expertise through training, technical assistance, and in-depth consulting engagements. We tailor each engagement to meet organizations’ strategic and operational goals; most engagement include pain points assessments, customized engagement plans, and comprehensive sustainability plans. Our work has been supported by HRSA, CDC, CMS, state governments, payers, and individual providers.
Resources and guidance documents are available for health care organizations on PCDC’s Resource Page. PCDC maintains a robust set of resources and guides for health care organizations.