Components of the DCP model

The DCP model incorporates five unique components:

Enhanced  primary  care services provided by multidisciplinary teams including physicians, advanced-practice nurses,  RNs, social workers, behavioral health specialists and rehab specialists, available as needed to prevent or treat (avoidable) medical complications, and reduce hospital and emergency room utilization.

Consumer/member participation and governance.  The foundation of the model includes a Participant Advisory Council (PAC) for the development, codification, refinement, and application of the model; participants (or “consumers”) are a core part of the governance for provider plans.

Care coordination and management of services, care transitions, coordination of physical and behavioral health, and problem-solving across all providers and settings of care on a 24/7 basis.

Personal care services to enable enrollees to live independently.  The individual commonly has the option of purchasing their community-based services independently or through an agency.

Mobility services–especially wheelchair evaluation, purchase, repair and maintenance–to enable people to participate fully in community life.

The DCP model embodies the “Triple Aim” intervention for adults with disabilities, as it 1) improves the experience of care, 2) increases the health of the target population (people with disabilities), and 3) reduces per capita costs through seamless connection of primary, acute, long-term care and behavioral health services.  The model is person-centered, providing consumer-directed service planning and coordination; and financed through Medicare and Medicaid payment integration.

(For additional information, see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)