A message from National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians:
We believe that low-income, medically indigent Asian American and Pacific Islander patients must have patient centered medical homes that are culturally and linguistically appropriate. We urge that health system reform include payment and resources to support physicians in underserved communities, particularly those in solo or small group practices, so that they can provide health care that is culturally and linguistically attuned to their community’s needs.
We urge that “virtual” integrated health delivery systems, such as “accountable care organizations” (ACO) support the full participation and reimbursement of solo practitioners and small group practices and provide for the inclusion of community based organizations as part of “transitional” care programs to reduce patient readmission rates.
The positions supported by NCAPIP physician leaders and allies advance not only the needs of our Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, but the vision of a health care system that is just, accessible, and supports the aspirations of our future generations, and create the conditions for optimal health for all.
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