Clinical leaders in integrative, functional, and naturopathic medicine report conceptual aligned with the medical industry’s move from “volume to value.” Enhancing patient experience, saving costs, raising practitioner satisfaction and bettering health – touchstones each of value-based medicine – are friendlier measures than outproducing surgeons. Might functional, integrative and naturopathic pilots in such a “value-based care” environment draw the media, clout, policy-interest, and investment to prove these as optimal models of care? In this session, participants will examine three leading integrative clinical initiatives that are seeking to do just that. Two are patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). One is passionately interprofessional model led by a medical doctor that drew the attention from the former Surgeon General as a front-line innovation. A second is the nation’s first naturopathic physician-led PCMH, scored by the NCQA, with its own distinctive team-based care. The third is the widely reported Cleveland Clinic initiative featuring a provider triad of a functional medicine MD, nutritionist and health coach – with behavioral health expertise increasingly added. The panelists will share hard data and stories on how they are faring in lifting integrative, naturopathic and functional medicine models into greater prominence.
- Participants will be able to discuss alignments emerging in the “volume to value” era.
- Participants will be able to describe diverse, integrative clinical models being piloted inside conventional payment.
- Participants will be able to explain diverse strategies for choosing and working with members of the practitioner team.
- Participants will be able to describe key economic and patient care outcomes in these centers in comparison with usual care along with the steps to be taken to address determinants of health in these clinical settings.