CMS launches 2 new patient engagement models

On Dec. 8, 2016, CMS' Innovation Center unveiled two patient engagement models, the Shared Decision Making Model and Direct Decision Support Model, according to Healthcare DIVE.

Shared Decision Making Model
The Shared Decision Making Model integrates a 'Four Step' process with clinical practice workflows of ACO physicians. Those Medicare beneficiaries under this model may talk about treatment options for conditions with clinicians during an office appointment. This model is designed to be "preference-sensitive."

Direct Decision Support Model
The Direct Decision Support Model is designed to encourage Medicare beneficiary engagement outside of clinical appointments. Beneficiaries will read materials on their own about their conditions and be prompted to discuss treatment options with their clinicians.

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