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The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an effective way to reduce healthcare spending while raising quality indicators, says the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) in a new report.  The organization’s annual review of...
Medical homes are a simple, compelling idea: Give primary-care doctors resources to reduce preventable medical crises for diabetics, asthmatics and others with chronic illness — reducing hospital visits, improving lives and saving money....
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...
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...
Dr. Gina Luciano, the Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine Residency at Baystate Health, won the 2014 Primary Care Challenge on Tuesday night, following several weeks of crowd-sourced voting online. Luciano pitched her...
Are we Clueless, and has Cher Horowitz finally found her Tai Frasier? Are primary care providers the cool kids now? According to Dr. Marci Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, DC-based Patient-Centered Primary Care...
In one of the largest tests of a novel way to deliver and pay for healthcare, insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield announced on Thursday that 1.1 million people receiving care through its "patient-centered medical homes" last year were...
Efforts to "bend the curve" in national health spending are likely to be strengthened by the kind of results released by CareFirst's Blue Cross Blue Shield plan last week. The insurer said its patient centered medical home program was...
More than one-third (37.9%) are still unsure about the structure and purpose of medical homes, according to a report released by The Physician’s Foundation that includes responses from more than 13,000 physicians. Almost the same amount (...
Family physicians who are interested in, or already part of, the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) phenomenon sweeping the country now can monitor the progress of PCMH activities using a new mapping tool created by the Patient-Centered...
In a climate of high expectations for the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, a panel of experts recently cautioned that results such as improved patient health outcomes and reduced care costs won’t happen overnight. For the new...
The healthcare system is broken; to fix it we need a new way of thinking about care delivery, healthcare industry experts said Friday at a briefing from the nonpartisan Alliance for Health Reform in the District of Columbia. The patient-...
The centerpiece of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is a multi-disciplinary team that has everyone working at the top of their license to provide the right care, at the right time, in the most appropriate setting. But the...
The American health care system is slowly moving toward a model of care that emphasizes primary care and prevention, but Marci Nielsen says more needs to be done. It’s something that Nielsen continues to advocate for. She is the CEO of...
Researchers found 17 practices operating as "medical homes" in Pennsylvania significantly reduced costs for high-risk patients -- countering negative results published last month that looked at the same patient-centered medical home (PCMH...
March 20, 2014 05:20 pm Sheri Porter – What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) did last year when it launched an...
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model for practice redesign to assure that people are provided safe, comprehensive, coordinated, and personalized health care.  However, most primary care residency programs are not fully...
Improving health care in the United States is not an easy venture. With high and rising costs and room for improvement in the quality of care delivered, national, state, and local efforts have engendered a renewed focus on primary care: in...
A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model resulted in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health, according to a research report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care...
Forgive me for preaching to the choir, but another round-up of studies released this week re-confirms what we already know: Patient-centered medical homes improve health outcomes and reduce costs. In fact, the question is no longer "will...

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