The internal medicine specialists of St. Bernards Clopton Clinic deliver high-quality, coordinated care centered on the needs of adult patients. Our primary care services include comprehensive health strategies through the adult stages of life, wellness education, and disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
- Care coordinators for high-risk patients
- Preventative care services
- Health education
- Management of chronic health issues
- Lab and imaging services
Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative (CPCI)
The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative is a multi-payer initiative that promotes the collaboration between public and private health care payers to improve primary care. Medicare, along with commercial and state health care plans, is working with primary care practices to help deliver higher quality, better coordinated, and more patient-centered care.
Primary care is a crucial point of contact for patients' health care needs. The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative's focus is to improve care coordination, making it easier for clinicians to work together, and helping clinicians spend more time with their patients while enhancing the quality and reducing cost.
Practices were selected through a competitive application process based on their:
- Use of health information technology
- Ability to demonstrate recognition of advanced primary care delivery by accreditation bodies
- Service to patients covered by participating payers
- Participation in practice transformation and improvement activities
- Diversity of geography, practice size, and ownership structure
How does this affect St. Bernards Clopton Clinic patients?
Better management of care for patients with high health care needs: Patients with multiple or severe medical conditions typically need more support to ensure they get the medical care they need. St. Bernards Clopton Clinic has added Care Coordinators to help the physicians deliver intensive care management for patients with high risks. By engaging patients in their care and treatment, we can work together to create a plan of care that will individually fit each patient's circumstances and values.
Improved access to care: Unfortunately, health care needs and emergencies are not restricted to office operating hours. St. Bernards Clopton Clinic has staff available to patients 24/7 with real-time access to patient data and personal health information.