ACOEM Advocates for Widespread Implementation of ACOs, PCHMs
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
"By extending the well-conceived integrative concepts of the PCMH model and ACOs into the workforce via occupational and environmental medicine physicians, the power of these concepts would be significantly enhanced," write the physician authors of the official statement, including lead author and former ACOEM President Robert K. McLellan, MD.
The authors argue OEM provides an infrastructure to achieve PCMH and ACO goals. Since many people spend most of their day at work, the workplace should be a key component of an integrated healthcare delivery model. OEM physicians will need to develop innovative solutions that address primary care, workers' compensation and disability management within PCMH and ACO models, according to the authors of the article.
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