Barton Health Joins Innovative Health and Wellness Program
Barton Health is pleased to announce its participation in the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium – a program designed to help rural Medicare patients live long, healthy lives.
As part of the new program, Barton Health will hire and train a Care Coordinator to work closely with patients – helping seniors stay healthy, get great care when needed and avoid costly and wasteful repetitive tests. Barton Health will also have access to important information which will help community physicians evaluate the services of distant specialists, hospitals and other healthcare providers to make the best recommendations for patients.
Clint Purvance, MD states, “When our patients want support, they can come to us for advice and assistance. We will help them find the right healthcare providers, coordinate their care and help them get the best results. Our mission is to serve the community’s healthcare needs, and this program will help us do that better than ever.” Initially, Barton Health will introduce these new programs for Medicare patients, but hopes to expand to other types of insurance as well.
“Barton Health is doing its part, but the community can play an even larger role in promoting health,” Clint Purvance, MD added. “As a community, we need to take responsibility for our health and for each other, and encourage each other to stop smoking, eat healthful foods and get regular exercise. We need to work together for a better future for our friends and neighbors. For example, if you are a Medicare patient, we urge you to get your free Annual Wellness Visit to prevent disease and maintain your health.”
The National Rural Accountable Care Consortium includes over 250 rural community health systems in 40 states, dedicated to helping rural providers achieve the highest level of healthcare quality, efficiency and customer service.
For more information please contact Kindle Craig, 530.543.5612, KCraig@bartonhealth.org. You also can call 1-800-MEDICARE and tell the representative you’re calling to learn more about ACOs, or visit Medicare.gov/acos.html.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) NurseWise 24-Hour Medicare line: 1.844.811.7358.
A dedicated nurse line for Barton Health Medicare patients available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions.