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Population Health is the latest topic talked about in every innovation and investor setting, yet it has been in the making for decades. Frameworks have been made publically available for years by thought leadership groups such as the ...
The medical home has become a widely accepted model for how primary care should be organized and delivered throughout the healthcare system. It is a place where patients are treated with respect and dignity, to enable strong and trusting...
A new review of the evidence suggests that patient-centered medical homes can reduce unnecessary use of health-care services and thus health-care costs. Conducted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a nonprofit membership...
The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced a bold move to accelerate the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) program, news that I have been waiting on for a long time. To provide a bit of background, CPC is a...
A new survey published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care found that providers who had adopted EHRs in 2012 were significantly more likely than non-users to engage in population health management, patient communication, and...
More than six years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was first signed into law, President Barack Obama on Monday announced plans to address what many had hoped the act would do all along: move the nation's health-care system away from a...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model, a new multi-payer patient-centered primary care model which aims to allow providers to deliver flexible, individualized...
Six years after President Obama’s health reforms became law, officials in his administration told POLITICO they are launching the largest-ever initiative to transform primary care in America, an effort to give doctors more flexibility and...
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield's (CareFirst) four-year investment in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) programs operated by 11 safety net health centers helped improve care for more than 68,000 low-income and chronically ill patients...
The CMS is launching what it says is the largest everinitiative to transform the way primary care in America is delivered and reimbursed for more than 25 million patients. The Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) model is a five-year...
This month the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) issued an update to their longitudinal study of the impact of patient-centered medical homes on healthcare costs and quality. On February 2nd, they shared the information...
Concierge medicine programs may take up to three years to show ROI, a common break-even point for population health management strategies. There is ample industry evidence to show that a comprehensive population health management program...
This month the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) released their annual report, The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality: Annual Review of Evidence, highlighting the cost and quality impact of patient...
Patient-centered medical homes reduce costs and unnecessary utilization, according to a report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, of which the AOA is a founding member. The report, The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s...
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care seems to be contributing to decreases in costs and improvement in patient care, according to a report from the American Academy of Family Physicians. The Patient-Centered Primary Care...
Practices and payers generally are able to derive overall savings from the use of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, according to a review of recent research and analyses. The fifth annual report of the Patient-Centered...
An annual report on patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) shows the model is contributing to reduced costs and improved patient care on multiple fronts. The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's annual report on the impact the...
This week the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) unveiled its fifth annual report on the patient centered medical home’s (PCMH) impact on cost and quality. In the quest to improve population health and reduce cost, PCPCC...
Patient-centered medical home can lower costs and improve healthcare quality, according to new evidence detailed in The Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality: Annual Review of Evidence 2014-2015 Report released by the...
There may not be a silver bullet to solve the issues in the U.S. healthcare system, but among the current crop of initiatives to improve cost and quality of care, efforts to buttress primary care provision via the creation of patient-...

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