SeniorBridge's Dr. Eric Rackow discusses the evolving role of Nurse Practicioners in providing coordinated care for people with complex chronic conditions in Managed Healthcare Executive
Managed Healthcare Executive - April 1, 2010
"Eric Rackow, president/CEO of SeniorBridge, a national care management company headquartered in New York, says the value of NPs comes in the treatment of patients with chronic disease who might otherwise need long-term care....A network of midlevel care managers are able to deliver care in the home by evaluating not only patients' medical needs but also their social and psychological requirements, such as diet, availability of transportation, safety of the environment and barriers to drug adherence...
Geriatric care managers, for example, provide oversight and care coordination for people with complex chronic conditions, collaborating with other NPs, exercise and nutrition experts, in-home caregivers and anyone else who needs to be involved. SeniorBridge is in the process of piloting a physician/NP home-visit program."
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