Historically, it’s been difficult to envision a practice’s population as a whole. The provider may intuitively feel that there are a lot of patients with diabetes, or it might seem like patients are just not engaging enough in their own healthcare. Little attention is really paid to the matter, however, as the provider has to move on to the next appointment or deal with a claims payer on an insurance matter.
What would happen if the provider had a tool that would help to look at the entire population health, and take appropriate actions, in addition to providing critical in-person care during the face-to-face appointment? Not only is this now a possibility, it’s also becoming more of a necessity to fill patient care gaps and meet Medicare reimbursement requirements.
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