Azar Announces Mandatory Oncology Payment Model Is Coming

A mandatory payment model is coming in oncology care, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday during an appearance at a value-based care summit.

Azar said that the administration would “revisit” mandatory models that it had previously scrapped in cardiac care and said the time had come for “exploring new and improved episode-based models in other areas, including radiation oncology.”

News Author: 
Mary Caffrey and Allison Inserro

HHS Secretary Azar: HHS Is Planning New Mandatory Bundled Payment Models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is revisiting mandatory bundled payment models, possibly for radiation oncology and cardiac care, according to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, which signals a strong about-face in the Trump Administration's policy about bundled payment initiatives.

HHS is reexamining the role that mandatory bundled payment models can play in the transition to value-based care, Azar said in a keynot speech at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Conference on Thursday. HHS published Azar's comments.

News Author: 
Heather Landi

The (Family) Doctor Isn’t In: Millennials Are Rejecting Primary Care Physicians

For six years during her 20s, Tara Carter didn’t have a primary care doctor.

To her, it wasn’t an efficient use of her time.

First, she had to take time off work and sit in a doctor’s office, where she’d shell out her copay and answer a ton of questions.

And often she’d be referred to a specialist, where she’d repeat the process over again.

For minor health problems, such as sinus infections, she used retail walk-in or urgent care clinics instead.

News Author: 
Shawn Radcliffe

PCPCC Awarded the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Eugene Washington Award

Call for Advisory Council Member Volunteers

PCPCC received $250,000 from the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award in June 2018. The award will fund a 17-month project entitled, Promoting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Dissemination.

PCPCC Expands Employer Perspective of its Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC – The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), a leading primary care advocacy organization, today announced that Bill Kramer, the Executive Director for National Health Policy at the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), has joined its Board of Directors

Leveraging PCMH Evidence to Make the Case for Greater Investment in Primary Care

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s mission is to promote primary care to achieve the quadruple aim.   A key strategy to achieve this mission is the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) which  has been widely adopted across the country. One in five primary care physicians practice in a PCMH where they engage in team-based, collaborative care.

News Author: 
Chris Adamec

PCPCC Names Recipients for 2015 Advanced Primary Care Leadership Awards

Calvin Sia, MD, Christine Sinsky, MD, and Melinda Abrams, MS, to receive awards at PCPCC Annual Fall Conference Awards Dinner

WASHINGTON – Today the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) announced the recipients of its 2015 leadership awards. Dr. Calvin Sia will receive the group’s prestigious Barbara Starfield Primary Care Leadership Award during PCPCC’s Annual Awards Dinner at its Fall Conference on Nov. 11, 2015. Dr. Sia is a retired primary care pediatrician who spent much of his career advancing the medical home concept in his home state of Hawaii as well as nationally and internationally.

Patient-centered medical homes lower costs, reduce healthcare overuse

Report also finds model produces care quality improvements

The evidence is clear that the use of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) can reduce healthcare costs, overuse of the emergency department and overall inpatient hospitalizations, according to a new, comprehensive report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).

News Author: 
Leslie Small

GBMC doctors join push to improve patient care, save money

The first thing patients probably notice when walking into the new doctors offices at Greater Baltimore Medical Center is there is no waiting room.

Patients go directly to an exam room, where doctors, nurses and other staff are supposed to cycle in during a half-hour appointment. All supplies are on hand, as are electronic medical records, to ensure that people leave with any needed prescriptions or referrals to specialists.

The design is patterned after one used by a Seattle medical system, which modeled it after Toyota's production system.

News Author: 
Meredith Cohn

PCPCC 2014 Annual Fall Conference Opens Today

November 12, 2014

CONTACT: Caroline DeLaney
[email protected] | (352) 258-0090


Subscribe to RSS - pcpcc
Go to top