CCQP ACO Waiver Protection Form
iPads in Practice
Type of Waiver Utilized:
ACO Participation Waiver
All Parties Involved:
Christiana Care Quality Partners ACO participants
Anticipated Program Start Date:
July 1, 2016
Description and Purpose of Arrangement: Christiana Care Health System employs an inter-professional care coordination team referred to as Care Link. This group includes RN Care Coordinators, Pharmacists, Social Workers and Medical Directors. The focus of this group is to assist patients to receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
To augment communication between Care Link, CCQP ACO participating practices and any Medicare beneficiaries who may be in the practice, iPads will be distributed to each of the participating practices. This method of communication could be used to provide a number of care coordination services, including but not limited to:
- Introductions to the Care Managers, Social Workers and/or Pharmacists
- Patient Education
- Medication Reviews
- Social Assessments
- The purpose of this arrangement is to provide practice staff with another means of contacting Care Link through instant messaging. It also provides practice staff, beneficiaries and Care Link staff to see one another, creating a virtual face-to-face experience.
Items, services, facilities or goods covered by the arrangement:
iPad (Enabled with cellular service where wireless internet is insufficient)
Cart for mounting of iPad
CCQP ACO will enter into a written Agreement with each Participating practice that receives an iPad to document the arrangement and to prohibit the Participants from using the iPad for any purpose other than providing care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries.
Date and manner of the Governing Body’s Authorization:
Upon motion duly made and seconded, it was resolved to approve this waiver request during the 6/8/2016 Board Meeting.