Todd P. Semla, MS, PharmD
Disclaimer: The views expressed are those of the American Geriatrics Society and not necessarily those of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Employment: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Pharmacy Benefits Management. Dr. Semla serves as advisor to Evercare and on the Omnicare P&T Committee.
Semla T.; How to Improve Coordination of Care. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:627-628. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-148-8-200804150-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(8):627-628.
TO THE EDITOR:
The recent article by Farber and colleagues (1) and the accompanying editorial by Bodenheimer (2) highlight a rapidly growing problem: coordinating clinical care in an environment in which patient management is increasingly decentralized.
The American Geriatrics Society has expressed concern over this issue previously (3, 4) and has been working with members of the U.S. Congress to develop support for the proposed Geriatric Assessment and Chronic Care Coordination Act. A key element of this legislation is a call for the development of care plans that support coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions and for reimbursement adjustments reflecting these priorities.
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