Keystone First and Woods Services (Woods) recently formed a partnership to open a new patient-centered medical home (PCMH). Led by Woods, the opening of the new PCMH will represent a first-of-its kind medical center that integrates primary care, behavioral health, dental, and specialty care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and brain injuries.
The new services will be timely, as more than 5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with I/DD. Individuals with I/DD often experience complex medical issues, as well as longer health care visits and challenges with communication. It is anticipated that the new PCMH will help these individuals to overcome these complexities through means such as expanded medical center hours, new primary providers, increased access to medical services, and technology that will improve care coordination and continuity of care.
Woods Services is a non-profit, multi-service population health management and advocacy organization that—along with four affiliate organizations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey—provides innovative, comprehensive, and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health, and case management services to more than 4,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral, and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral health care needs. Keystone First is a Medicaid managed care health product offered by Vista Health Plan, Inc., an affiliate of Independence Blue Cross, in five southeastern Pennsylvania counties.
This was reported by Devine+Partners on June 25, 2018.
Contact Information: Keystone First, 200 Stevens Drive, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19113; (215) 937-8000; Website: www.keystonefirstpa.com