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Patient Motivation a Must for Accountable Care

Physicians can recommend treatments and lifestyle changes, but unless patients engage and use those tools, providers cannot achieve the quality scores that will result in improved revenue.

1 comments on "Patient Motivation a Must for Accountable Care"
James Pretzer (10/13/2011 at 3:32 PM)

There is a large body of research that highlights a number of things that healthcare providers and healthcare systems can do to enhance patient engagement, treatment adherence, and motivation for change. If the growth of ACOs means that providers get some training in how to get patients to follow through on their treatment recommendations, this would be useful. If it means that healthcare systems take steps to encourage treatment adherence and lifestyle change, that would be even better.