We at Open Water Medical are among the few eastern North Carolina practices to have achieved the status as a BQIP practice. BCBS recognizes the performance levels of a participating practice in this innovative BCBS program. BQIP builds on the Patient Centered Medical Home program to reward high performing cost effective practices. These practices are recognized for their enhanced services and time spent in providing high quality, cost effective services to BCBS patients.
Open Water Medical is pleased to be a participating practice in the chronic program created by the Center For Medical Services (CMS). Today in the United States the total cost of chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, pulmonary conditions and mental illness are keeping patients needlessly sick and caught in the web of the health care system. Before this program, most chronically ill patients were left to their own devices in between medical care appointments. CCM allows us to dedicate more time to providing extra services such as medication reconciliation, appointment management and routine checks between appointments to smooth out unexpected and unanticipated problems with patients.
As a result of the CCM program we are able to effectively offer high risk patients the quality of care that they deserve. As a result of being enrolled in the Chronic Care Management program our nurses will contact the patient monthly to discuss the care plan that has been personalized for the patient. During the call, the nurse will discuss any issues that arise dealing with the chronic condition. Our nurse will ensure that when the patient has to go to the hospital or another facility that the Open Water Medical provider will be made aware so they can provide needed information to avoid any lapse in care that could occur.
Contact the office to learn more about this program or to enroll.
The medical home is best described as a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It has become a widely accepted model for how primary care should be organized and delivered throughout the health care system, and is a philosophy of health care delivery that encourages providers and care teams to meet patients where they are, from the most simple to the most complex conditions. It is a place where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, and enable strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff. Above all, the medical home is not a final destination instead, it is a model for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits a patient's needs.
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The family doctor or provider provides continuing and comprehensive health care for individuals and the family across all ages based on knowledge of the patient in the context of the family and the community. We emphasize disease prevention and healthy living practices in an individualized plan.
We believe that good care starts with a provider who listens to the patients and develops a treatment plan in partnership with the patients. Providing care in your best interest is our top priority.