Two Great Reasons to Participate in the PreManage Pilot

Melissa Thoemke
P-TCPi Unit Manager, Department of Health

You may be familiar with EDIE, the system used by hospitals that notifies clinicians in real time when a patient is in the ED. While the EDIE system specifically works as a communication tool between the hospital and the primary care provider, PreManage works as a communication tool for the entire Medical Home neighborhood team. Medical providers can access necessary information for their high ED utilizers and successfully implement care coordination plans.  The Pediatric-Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (P-TCPi) is starting a PreManage pilot in May.

Here are two great reasons why your clinic might want to give PreManage a try:

  1. When a patient uses the ED, PreManage accesses Care Coordination information, care history, care providers and ED history information. All of this valuable information comes packaged in an alert for primary care providers and can be accessed in less than 60 seconds.
  2. The Pediatric-Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (P-TCPi) and the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics support the implementation of PreManage in our enrolled clinics. In order to illustrate this support, we are offering incentive payments of up to $8,000 for up to 10 clinics to start implementing PreManage.

How Can Interested Clinics Sign Up?

  • An RFP for all P-TCPi enrolled clinics will go out in late April. Clinics who are interested should apply and all applications will be reviewed with the P-TCPi Executive Steering Committee. Interested clinics should have the goal of decreasing the number of avoidable ED visits, serve a high population of Medicaid patients, have made progress with their transformation goals and have a plan to share data with P-TCPi and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) staff.

What happens after a clinic is selected to participate in the PreManage Pilot?

  • Selected clinics will work with Collective Medical Technologies and their practice facilitator to start the implementation process. Each month that a selected clinic fulfills the participation requirements they will receive an incentive payment of $2,000. Participation requirements include working with Collective Medical Technologies and providing ED utilization data to their practice facilitator. The PreManage pilot is designed to last 4 months with the intention of setting up selected clinics to continue using PreManage in the future. Clinics who are interested in participating should contact P-TCPi Unit Manager at (360) 236-3365 or Melissa.Thoemke@doh.wa.Gov.