Primary care and the patient-centered medical home offer a great opportunity for health coaches to become allies with patients in improvement of their health. In this podcast, Dr. William Appelgate, executive director of the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium discusses how ACOs and PCMHs can take advantage of health coach practices to address the fundamentals of these new care models. For providers new to the coaching conversation, Appelgate shares three benefits of incorporating health coaches in the care process — including the upping of their ‘outcomes game.’
And for a quick graphical overview of how health coach programs help address NCQA recognition requirements for the PCMH, click here.
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