Data for this study were supplied by the OVHA, which granted the authors access to six distinct data sets linkable using unique member and claim identifiers: (1) professional claims (e.
We appreciate the encouragement for this research provided by the OVHA and we particularly wish to thank Mary Day for her expertise and support in using the claims and eligibility data and for creating the ACG-PM[TM] output dataset for this study.
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The OVHA CCP staff focus on the individual's hierarchy of needs and psycho-social indicators of health in addition to the chronic health condition to improve and sustain health.
To emphasize the importance of developing a joint plan of care with the primary care provider, the OVHA is reimbursing PCPs $55 for meeting with Care Coordination teams to develop the plan of care when one of their patients is enrolled in the intensive case management program.
The OVHA's Chronic Care Management Program (CCMP): The CCMP portion of the OVHA initiative for beneficiaries with chronic conditions is administered under contract with APS healthcare.