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What is an HRA?
The information presented here aims to inform healthcare providers who are considering opportunities to offer clinical preventive care, health promotion and disease management services through the use of Health Risk Assessments (HRAs) as followed by evidence-based health improvement programs. It is important to note that the information collected during the HRA is transmitted electronically to the patients’ Primary Care Provider. The NP or PA who conducts the assessment does not have the continuum of care responsibilities associated with the patient as you are in essence the eyes and ears for the PCP.
A Health Risk Assessment, commonly referred to as an HRA is a comprehensive exam offered as a benefit to Medicare Advantage members to identify all active and chronic disease conditions. Health Risk Assessments are optional for Medicare Advantage members, and they are intended to keep Medicare beneficiaries healthy or become healthier, by promoting positive health habits and a healthy lifestyle. In addition to encouraging behavior change, an HRA can serve as a vehicle for directing individuals into risk-appropriate interventions and can allow for providers to track changes in the risk profile of individuals, groups of individuals, and patient panels over time.
Unlike much of medical care, which is directed primarily at treating acute and chronic illnesses, the HRA aims to prevent the onset of disease and disability or to slow the progression and exacerbation of existing illnesses. It can highlight behaviors and lifestyle choices that beneficiaries can adapt to keep them from getting sick or sicker and to improve their quality of life and day-to-day functioning. In this regard, the preventive focus contrasts with many common healthcare services, focused on treating exacerbations of existing diseases.
Individuals are encouraged to take an active role in accurately assessing and managing their health, and consequently improve their well-being and quality of life. This refocusing on an individual’s active role in health care is accomplished by evaluating beneficiaries’ current health and wellness behaviors, followed by advice and counsel on ways to become healthier and remain healthy for as long as possible. In conclusion, a primary purpose of the HRA is achieved by collecting information relevant to active patient engagement and providing feedback to the patient.
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