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Genesis Wellness Institute for Health (GWIH) is a joint venture between Genesis and Best Practices Disease Management that began in 2009. The company contracts with Medicare Advantage Plans and has Nurse Practitioners located in DFW, San Antonio, Houston and El Paso. GWIH has the following services available:

1. Health Risk Assessments – Nurse Practitioners complete a health risk assessment during a home visit on behalf of the health plan to determine patient risk factors. This assessment determines how much a health plan will be paid for each member by Medicare. The assessments also increase patient compliance and thus improves outcomes. Genesis members benefit through our exclusive pay-for-performance program, which includes multiple Medicare Advantage contracts that pay bonuses to physicians based on profitability. GWIH health risk assessments ensures that revenue is maximized by health plan and can increase physician bonuses for each product.

2. Medical records Review – GWIH will conduct Medical Record Reviews on behalf of the health plan to help secure data necessary to calculate HEDIS scores as well as other clinical data to analyze specific clinical outcomes.

 
3. Chronic Illness Patient Management – As an extension of the primary care physicians, nurse practitioners will conduct in home visits to support the management of patients with a chronic illness such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, hypertension and obesity. Extensive review of systems and medication reconciliation along with educational instruction on nutrition, lifestyle and exercises results in reduced hospital admissions and better overall health of the patient.

4. Care Transitions Program – Nurse Practitioners will visit a discharged patient within 24 hours and perform medicine reconciliation, review post discharge instructions and assist in coordinating access to care, if required.

5. Mobile Diabetic Retinopathy Scans – Technicians using a state-of-the-art, seven field of view scanners are able to detect any pathology within the eyes of the diabetic patient. If needed, patients are referred to a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist for care. In addition, this service assists in improving the eye exam HEDIS score which often times is tied to a bonus provision in the Medicare Advantage contract.

For more information please call your physician service representative.
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