Care Advising services are available to ACO beneficiaries whose primary care doctor is participating in WakeMed Key Community Care. Individuals who need additional support coordinating their health may be contacted by a registered nurse Care Advisor to participate.
Care Advising supports the relationship between patients and physicians, giving individuals access to resources to make healthier choices. Care Advising involves patients’ most trusted advisor – their primary care physician (PCP) – to help coordinate and improve the quality of care and may help lower medical costs.
Care Advisors are employed by WKCC and are an added complement to the services already provided inside the hospital and by primary care providers. They work side by side with physicians, nurses, care coordinators, pharmacists, dietitians and others to help coordinate the health of the high-needs and high-risk individuals.
Care Advising comes at no additional cost for eligible individuals.
Choosing The Right Specialist
WKCC is collaborating with like-minded, high quality specialists to provide coordinated care that:
- Uses evidence based clinical and operational protocols contributing to highly-efficient, patient centered care
- Provides superior coordination with primary care doctors
- Produces high quality outcomes
It is important to involve your primary care doctors when choosing a specialist. Together, your doctors can coordinate your care to help ensure the improved health outcomes.
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