Why it matters
Shifting Care from Quantity to Quality
Payment reform is shifting health care away from quantity (i.e. fitting in as many patient visits as possible in a day), towards quality (payment for maintaining a healthy patient panel through preventive care and keeping chronic diseases well-controlled). Developing workflows to systematically address quality measures during patient appointments and proactively tracking and contacting patients with gaps in care can help your practice meet quality measure goals.
AHI offers starter guides that are mini-toolkits that offer concrete, actionable steps to improve adolescent care. Check out these great starter guides on Quality Measures!
Adolescent Well Exam
Adolescent Vaccinations and Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
SBHC-PCP Partnerships for an Expanded Medicade Home
Collecting Patient Satisfaction Surveys From Adolescents
Adolescent Champion Model
AHI implements the Adolescent Champion model in health centers throughout the country with the goal of making the health center an adolescent-centered medical home. The model includes multiple components to address a health center’s policies, practices, procedures, and environment.
Our Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP) helps health centers become more youth-friendly and improve their adolescent quality measures. More than just a checklist, the ACE-AP is a facilitated, comprehensive self-assessment and guided improvement process that includes customized resources, recommendations, technical assistance, and implementation plans using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement cycles.
We Can Help!
Is your practice interested in making improvements on meetings standards or benchmarks for adolescent quality measures? We help health centers across the country instate customized workflows to best fit their needs and implement best practices in adolescent health care.