The DMC Community Paramedicine Program temporarily provides a medically supervised program which a qualified patient is assessed, assisted, monitored, and educated at home, so that they may learn to effectively navigate the healthcare system and effectively manage their long-term health and wellbeing.
What Services are Included with the Paramedicine Program?
- Provide in-home follow up education
- Assess access to resources
- Assist patient in accessing needed resources
- Assess prescription medication needs
- Assist patient in obtaining needed prescription medications
- Arrange for a primary care provider if you do not have one and arrange primary care visits and follow-up visits
- Assist patient with obtaining transportation to primary care visits if necessary
- Monitor identified chronic conditions to prevent non-emergency use of the emergency department
How Do I Qualify?
Certain criteria must be met.
- Patients are identified by the program's Paramedicine Professional from within the following specific chronic medical conditions; Diabetes, Mellitus, COPD, Congestive Heart Failure and Hypertension.
- We may also provide follow up assistance to mental health patients that present to the emergency department.
- Once identified, the customer is then contacted and invited to join the program, which is completely voluntary.
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no direct cost billed to the patient by DMC for this service.
CPP patients are provided medical and resource support. This service may be covered by third party insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.