Quality Care for You
Keystone First Community HealthChoices’ (CHC) licensed doctors and nurses monitor the services given to all Participants. They also make decisions about medically necessary care and services. They make these decisions using:
- Nationally accepted clinical guidelines approved by the Department of Human Services.
- All of the medical information they are aware of.
- Your Medical Assistance benefits.
- Your personal medical needs.
Keystone First CHC does not reward health care providers for denying, limiting, or delaying benefits or health care services. We also do not give incentives to our staff making decisions about medically necessary services or benefits to provide less health care coverage and services. You may ask for a copy of the clinical guidelines used by Keystone First CHC by calling Participant Services.
Dedication to quality care
Keystone First CHC is always looking for new ways to improve your health and to serve you better. We look at new treatments and new technologies to see if they will be helpful to you. We also send information to our providers to help them make decisions about your care. These guidelines are taken from national and regional health care associations and task forces and medical research.
For the services they give, most PCPs get a set dollar amount each month for each Participant who chooses that PCP. This pays for most of the services you get from your PCP. PCPs are paid extra for some services, like shots (immunizations). When PCPs meet other quality, service and performance standards set by Keystone First CHC , they can also get additional payments.
Keystone First CHC also has arrangements with hospitals and doctor groups for certain kinds of services. Sometimes a global fee is paid to cover such services, whether given by the hospital, doctor group or other providers.
Providers in the Keystone First CHC network are encouraged to give quality care to you. We monitor if the health care and services are being used in the right way, and if they are appropriate and needed. We have Participant satisfaction surveys every year and give Participant education on health-related issues. If you believe you got care that was not appropriate, please call Participant Services. Keystone First CHC will investigate the issue. If you would like more information about our quality improvement goals, activities or outcomes, please call Participant Services.
Find out more
You can find out more about our quality management process, please call the Keystone First CHC quality management department. Associate are available to answer questions Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., except when business is closed for observance of holidays, at 1-800-521-6622.