Benefits of Supporting At-Risk Patients with Health Coaches

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 General News
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DES MOINES, Iowa, March 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Certintell Telehealth, a company focused on bringing Care Management services to millions of Community Health Center patients, is sharing the top benefits of implementing remote health coaches within health center workflows for Care Management services.

According to the CDC, 40% of American adults live with two or more chronic diseases.1 These conditions can keep a patient from participating in day-to-day activities and limit their overall quality of life. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offer Care Management services ideal for supporting at-risk Medicare patients, including Chronic Care Management (CCM) and Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) — both of which can be supported by telehealth.

By implementing Care Management services, patients can increase their overall health and learn to practice healthy habits for the long term. These services can be supported using a remote health coach with telehealth, who can lead at-risk patients on the path to a healthier life.

Benefits of integrating health coaches into clinical workflows:

  1. Health coaches help patients follow a path to healthy living based on all factors of their well-being. The patient-centered care plan is shared with all members of the care team.
  2. These health coaches have a unique relationship with patients and are able to hold them accountable in different ways than friends or family can.
  3. Health coaches can track a patient's progress over time more closely than a doctor can, considering a doctor's visit is usually brief. For example, tools such as Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) allow the health coach to remotely receive updates in real-time and better understand what their patient is experiencing.
  4. Patients are lead to self-efficacy by the health coach and they can teach patients how to practice healthier habits indefinitely.
To learn more about the benefits of implementing health coaches, click here.

1 "About Chronic Diseases." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Oct. 2019, www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/about/index.htm.

About CertintellFounded in 2014, Certintell is a rapidly growing care management company that enables safety-net providers to make a lasting impact on the health of underserved patients through a spectrum of comprehensive health IT solutions, including telehealth, to achieve the goals of the health care Quadruple Aim.

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