Earlier this week, the American Medical Group association announced the release of the Best Practices in Managing Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Compendium. The compendium was developed from the 2014-2015 Best Practices in Managing RA Learning Collaborative, conducted through AMGA Foundation, AMGA’s nonprofit arm. Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, president, AMGA Foundation, and chief medical and quality officer, AMGA, commented “The commitment of these organizations and the outcomes they have been able to achieve for patients with RA through this collaborative will be a model for other organizations that are trying to improve the health of people with chronic conditions.”
The compendium is comprised of case studies that detail particular interventions for patients with RA that advance common goals in RA treatment including: Early diagnosis, and reduced incidence of incorrect diagnosis; standardized assessment process; best prescribing practices for Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs); treatment evaluation; standardized processes for specialist referral. Read a news story about the best practices compendium, with link to download the case studies, here.