Panel management is a proactive
approach used by primary care teams to offer care to a defined panel of
patients attached to a physician or nurse practitioner.
Panel Management extends far beyond episodic care and focuses on the broader needs of patients at and between care visits.
includes having clinic teams review the patient panel lists and reach
out to offer care (virtually or in person). This is particularly of
importance for at-risk, vulnerable and complex patients who may
hesitate to, be unaware of, or be afraid to access needed care. Panel management is
even more critical during COVID 19.
Panel management includes the
practice of looking at the patient status, conditions, risk factors,
and care needs of patients in order to offer evidence based care to
Panel management is like
building a safety net for patients, who can be comforted knowing their
care team is looking out for them – even when the patient is not in the
The Meeting Patients’ Needs: Algorithm for Today’s
Primary and Specialty Care Teams is a stepwise approach to conducting
patient care management considering the safety of patients, staff and
physicians and expanded appointment modalities. The tools and toolkits
associated with this algorithm will grow over time. Check back