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People with

SEVERE BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

DIE 10–25 years
EARLIER than the general population.2
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People with

SEVERE BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

comprise 24% of the NJ inmates population and often lose benefits upon incarceration.3
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People with

SEVERE BEHAVIORAL DISORDERS

Account for $880,000,000
spent annually in hospital visits for psychiatric episodes in low income areas.4

WHAT IS CHOP?

CHOP stands for COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE OUTREACH PROGRAM, a program
that can provide fully integrated primary care for your behavioral health facility.

The Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP) is an evolution of the ground breaking work of the late Dr. Alfonse Salerno, founding member of the second generation, family-run Salerno Medical Associates in East Orange, New Jersey. Originally called SHOP (Senior Healthcare Outreach Program), it was launched in 2002 as a return to the traditional house-call program for urban community seniors by Dr. Salerno’s son, Dr. Alexander G Salerno. Since then it has become the longest running house-call program of its type the area. In 2015, Dr. Alexander G Salerno renamed the program CHOP and expanded its services to include the state’s mentally ill population, which has long been underserved by the community. CHOP is still committed to local seniors, but has added screenings, healthcare and chronic disease management to all populations in need, including those with psychiatric and other adult disorders.

WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL?

By sending a team of experts to visit your facility on a regular basis, CHOP can provide early on-site treatment intervention of controllable and curable diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer screenings. This can save patients from unnecessary disease and illness, and save the system unnecessary and costly hospital visits.

HOW DOES THAT WORK?

The CHOP model brings a level of service, expertise, procedures, and collaboration through a well-coordinated intradisciplinary medical team approach.

Our program is based on a team of specialized healthcare providers and administrators.

THE CHOP PRIMARY CARE TEAM

an adult internal medicine nurse practitioner with a focus on population health and chronic disease management

a medical assistant

a diabetic educator / dietician

a patient care navigator / coordinator

a social worker focusing on outcome-based medicine, guided by HEDIS quality measures

CHOP’s integrated collaborations are with specialists in the following fields of medicine:
cardiology, gastroenterology, hepatology, neurology, nutrition, pulmonology, sleep medicine, women’s health, pharmacology, and lab services.

Our services are patterned to reflect the concept of a PCMH (Patient-Centered Medical Home) program. In doing so, we integrate specialists and ancillary services only on an as-needed basis, on site, and integrated within the behavioral care center. The result is fewer time-consuming trips to the hospital or physician’s office, and more quality care and service for consumers. All in a setting more comfortable for your patients and their caretakers.

Recent Medical Management Association analysis shows that with the growth of value-based, coordinated care delivery, there is an increased need of ‘non-physician providers’ (NPPs). Report noted that practices with NPPs usually perform better financially, most likely because the NPPs improve access to providers and accommodate more patients.5