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ACCP Report - December 2019

About MedAllies, Inc.

Kathy Pham, Director, Policy and Professional Affairs, gives a presentation in collaboration with MedAllies, Inc. at a regional learning session in Bridgewater, NJ

Founded in 2001 and based in Fishkill, New York, MedAllies is a growing national health information service provider and leader in advancing the use of health information technology to connect providers in real time to improve patient care. With deep expertise in leveraging secure information exchange, MedAllies enables providers to securely, accurately, and instantly transfer and share vital patient information among clinicians.

MedAllies and CPC+

Since 2010, MedAllies has focused on advancing care coordination through its work in practice transformation, notably in supporting practices participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a national advanced primary care medical home model under the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) that aims to strengthen primary care through regionally based, multi-payer payment reform and care delivery transformation. This CMMI program offers a care management fee that helps provider organizations grow their team by hiring a variety of professionals, including clinical pharmacists, to deliver patient care. CPC+ also includes payment innovations that help support value. MedAllies employs practice transformation consultants contracted with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as CPC+ practice facilitators to provide technical assistance and coaching support to practices in the model. These consultants support three regions in the model: North Hudson-Capital Region (New York), Greater Buffalo, and statewide New Jersey.

MedAllies and ACCP

Since the spring of 2019, ACCP and MedAllies have worked together to promote the adoption of comprehensive medication management (CMM) as a primary care strategy and inform these New York/New Jersey CPC+ regions on the benefits, value, and implementation options for CMM. Collaborative activities between ACCP and MedAllies include:

  • Provision of a point of contact and subject matter expert for CPC+ practices at ACCP to pursue additional resources and/or training, if available.
  • Presentations by an ACCP representative at regional learning sessions that may expand to virtual sessions with CPC+ practices.
  • Maintenance of a feedback loop between MedAllies and ACCP to inform ongoing policy and content development.

Through this partnership, ACCP can educate CPC+ practice facilitators on the ongoing work of ACCP members in CPC+ practices, disseminate learnings and implementation resources from the CMM in Primary Care Study, and ultimately improve the adoption of CMM in CPC+ regions.