PROVIDER RESOURCE LIBRARY

The Importance of Partnering with a Primary Care Provider

A Patient's Guide to Partnering with a Primary Care Provider

NHN created two resources to help educate patients on the importance of partnering with a primary care provider. The overview piece outlines who a PCP is, what to expect during an appointment and how to prepare for an appointment. The planning guide walks through appointments in more detail and includes a worksheet that patients can prepare in advance of their appointment. 

Choosing a Provider: Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have a number of resources to help Medicare beneficiaries select their primary clinician through a process called Voluntary Alignment.
 
CMS defines a primary clinician as the individual that a beneficiary wants to coordinate their overall care, regardless of where they choose to get services. By selecting the clinician online, CMS explains that their doctor may have greater access to tools and services to help guide their care.