CHOP is addressing preventable diseases; diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure among the mentally ill who are often forgotten and whose physical health is often neglected.
CHOP was originally SHOP, the Senior Healthcare Outreach Program, established in 2002. SHOP was a return to the traditional house-call program for urban community seniors with limited access to outpatient care. Soon the SHOP team realized the healthcare disparity extended well beyond inner city seniors. Mentally ill and chemically addicted patients were lacking in basic fundamental care.
So, in 2014 SHOP reinvented itself, expanding to CHOP, to assist those in need in the community at large. CHOP is still committed to seniors, but has added screenings, healthcare and chronic disease management to all patient populations, including those with mental illness.
Why do you need CHOP right now? CHOP has positioned its primary care delivery model to integrate seamlessly and cost effectively with current trends in behavior health treatment as demonstrated in this article presented by OpenMinds, a prominent executive health management firm:
Integrating medical and behavioral health care for individuals with co-morbid chronic medical conditions and mental health or addiction disorders could generate annual savings of $26 billion, according to an analysis of 2012 costs by researchers with Milliman. The estimated savings represents roughly 1.5% of the total $1.7 trillion in total United States health spending in 2012.
Compliance programs and coding are in the process of becoming mandatory in order to meet government requirements and crucial to facilitate efficient healthcare. As such, CHOP is committed to compliance and coding and suggests it might be beneficial for your organization to consult with a third-party compliance and coding specialist.*
*CHOP cannot be responsible for compliance and coding.