Person Centered Practice, Care Coordination and the Interdisciplinary Care Team
Person Centered Practice
The concept of person centered practice – keeping the patient at the center of the care planning and decision-making process – is integral to MMAI and ICP. By focusing on each individual’s personal needs, wants, desires and goals, person centered practice promotes choice, purpose and meaning in daily life for MMAI and ICP members.
From the provider perspective, person centered practice refers to primary health care services that are relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person. A person centered practice is accountable for meeting the large majority of each patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute and chronic care.
Care Coordination and the Interdisciplinary Care Team
BCSCIL will offer health care management services to each MMAI and ICP member for effective coordination between providers and services across the full range of medical and social supports.
Each MMAI and ICP member will be assigned a Care Coordinator to review their medical, behavioral health, social and long term service and support needs. The Care Coordinator will conduct a health screening assessment within 30 days after enrollment to determine each member’s risk level – Low, Moderate or High. Based on the member’s risk level, the Care Coordinator will develop an individualized Care Plan.
In addition to developing a plan for care, the Care Coordinator is responsible for leading an Interdisciplinary Care Team, which may include, but is not limited to, a combination of the following:
- Physicians (Primary Care Physicians and Specialists)
- Behavioral health practitioners
- Social workers
- Counselors and clinicians experienced in advanced directives, care preferences and palliative care
- Community health workers
- Community based support and beneficiary advocacy groups
- Family members