Welcome to the Affinia Health Network Referral Guidelines. This information is based on the American College of Physician’s PCMH-N high-value coordination toolkit “to get the right patients to the right provider with the right information at the right time, every time”.
Referral Guideline Goals:
Improve patient experience, access and cost
Improve efficiency and completeness of referrals
Ensure that appropriate testing is done (while avoiding unnecessary testing) and that appropriate results and documentation are sent to the specialist prior to appointment
Encourage specialists to provide pre-referral management suggestions to primary care providers
Encourage communication between specialists and PCP providers