accurate diagnoses, better relationship between healthcare providers and patients (and/or family members), improved prioritization of health care concerns, better goal setting, better patient understanding of health conditions, better outcomes, better tracking of the patient’s social habits (smoking, alcohol, physical activity, etc.), and identifying issues that need to be referred to a specialists. In addition, a comprehensive health assessment will assist health care providers in meeting national guidelines for incentive programs and quality improvement programs such as “Medicare Annual Wellness Visit”, National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services meaningful use standards (CMS), and other accrediting agencies for patient quality and safety. Some health insurance companies will give their customers discounts or other incentives if they receive a yearly comprehensive health assessment (AHRQ, 2019).
Health Assessment 5 References Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health assessment in primary care, (2019), Retrieved from: - assessments_0.pdf U.S. National Library of Medicine, (2019). Complete blood count, (CBC), Comprehensive metabolic panel, (CMP), Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C), Retrieved from:
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