The Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization program was designed to support research, demonstration, and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing.Under this project, the researchers will examine how care is coordinated in ambulatory care settings. Specifically, they will identify and document "best practices" in physician offices that have developed care coordination processes and determine the financial implications of increased coordination. For example, the researchers will assess whether a periodic care coordination fee or itemized billing for coordination activities is more efficient. They will also examine a group of "average practices" to assess how they set priorities for coordination activities and what barriers they encounter. The objective of the proposed project is to better inform the replication of organized care coordination processes in medical practices.
Amount Awarded $99,445.00
Awarded on: 9/12/2007
Time frame: 10/1/2007 - 5/31/2009
Grant Number: 63212