ASH-ACP Collaborate on ACP's High Value Care Coordination Toolkit

American College of Physicians High Value Care Coordination Toolkit is expected to improve communication between a patient's primary care physician and hematologist.

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) took a meaningful step toward helping facilitate more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care doctors and hematologists through a contribution to a new American College of Physicians (ACP) resource. ASH, the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, contributed several products to ACP’s

High Value Care Coordination Toolkit rele

ased today and developed collaboratively through ACP’s Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS) and patient advocacy groups.

The High Value Care Coordination Toolkit includes five key components that help ensure effective and high value engagement between primary care and subspecialist practices:

  • a checklist for a referral to a subspecialist practice
  • a checklist for a subspecialist’s response to a referral request
  • pertinent data sets to include in a referral
  • care coordination agreement templates between primary care and subspecialty practices
  • recommendations to physicians on preparing a patient for a referral

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Source: American Society of Hematology