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Patient-Centered Specialty Care

The Patient-Centered Specialty Care (PCSC) pilot program is designed to support specialty practices to align and coordinate care with their primary care counterparts. The current program includes physicians whose primary specialty is cardiology, endocrinology, and obstetrics/gynecology.

About the Program

Patient-Centered Specialty Care Program Pilot

The PCSC program adopts the principles of the American College of Physicians’ PCMH-N concept. It is designed to support specialty practices to align and coordinate care with their primary care counterparts. PCSC utilizes care compacts to help reduce duplicative testing, enhance access to care, improve care coordination and leverage integrated care planning. The ultimate goal is to foster effective health care teams to provide optimal patient care across the medical neighborhood.

Program Support

 The program’s primary support to participating practices is an online toolkit (below) that includes a self-paced, virtual learning curriculum, presentations, educational materials, templates and other resources.

Training Events

Visit our online event registration site to access the full library of PCSC training videos, provided in the form of pre-recorded web demonstrations.


PCSC Toolkit

The PCSC training program consists of viewing virtual learning collaborative sessions, in addition to submitting Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) worksheets for three unique modules. Specialty care practices learn concepts through instructional webinars, practice these concepts using a PDSA cycle, and then reinforce the concepts by completing PDSA worksheets. For questions, please contact your local program liaison or email PCSC@Anthem.com.

Preparation

Get a jump start on the PCSC training program with these helpful resources and presentations.

  • Implement care compacts with PCP practices. (Please maintain a written copy of all care compact agreements.)
  • Virtual Learning Collaborative webinar recordings
  • One fully completed PDSA Worksheet focused on Care Coordination within the Medical Neighborhood
  • One fully completed PDSA Worksheet focused on clinical quality measures
  • One fully completed PDSA Worksheet focused on enhancing efficiency of care
  • Implement care compacts with new PCP practices.
  • Refer to your contracted  scorecard for details. (Please maintain a written copy of all care compact agreements.) 
  • One fully completed PDSA Worksheet focused on clinical quality measures
  • One fully completed PDSA Worksheet focused on enhancing efficiency of care/reducing cost of care

Get Started

Visit the Learning Collaborative Curriculum page for a full list of presentations, worksheets and resources for each of the three modules in the PCSC training program.

View the full curriculum

Contact Us

For more information on the PCSC Program, please contact your local program liaison or email PCSC@Anthem.com.