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  August 20, 2018 - A collaborative culture, prior value-based reimbursement experience, and robust EHR use are among the top factors contributing to accountable care organization (ACO) success, according to a new report from the Patient-...
 Advanced primary care models such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) may contribute to improved population health outcomes and lower costs in accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to a recent report from the Patient-...
Could integrating the patient-centered medical home into accountable care organizations be the key to driving care quality and cost savings? According to one new report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), it could...
This article summarizes the findings in PCPCC's 2018 Evidence Report.  Advanced primary care boosts the savings rate and quality performance of accountable care organizations, researchreleased this week says. Researchers found a...
This article highlights the findings in PCPCC's 2018 Evidence Report.  "What do the most successful accountable care organizations (ACOs) have in common? A focus on primary care, according to a new study. The report (PDF) released...
With 10% of the U.S. population in ACOs and almost 1,000 available around the country, these findings are widely applicable for healthcare players in both the public and private sectors as they work out new payment models amid the...
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Earlier this year, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love wrote a powerful piece for the Players' Tribune in which he detailed having his first panic attack, followed by a struggle to seek help. Love was inspired to come forward after...
In 2008, Billy Beane, former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), and former Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) argued in the New York Times that health care in the United States was overpriced and underperforming. A bipartisan policy has emerged to...
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...
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at its Annual Fall Conference, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) released a comprehensive set of Shared Principles of Primary Care that is supported by 233 organizations representing diverse...
The Trump administration's moves to cancel two mandatory bundled payment models and scale back on another means the CMS has to work hard to push providers into value-based care, experts say.
Dozens of articles each year evaluate progress of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), but a new report takes a broader view to examine how elements of the model in both medical home and nonmedical home practices affect cost, quality...
New evidence shows a link between patient-centered medical homes and improved quality at a lower cost -- provided there's an adequate investment in primary care, and strong collaboration between the payer and provider. Released this week...
Reviews of patient-centered medical homes suggest that they lead to lower costs and improved care quality, but a significant investment in primary care and strong payer-provider collaboration is key to success. The Patient-Centered...
Transitioning to value-based care reimbursement and managing accountable care organizations (ACOs) comes fraught with specific challenges. Both reports from healthcare organizations and interviews with experts who’ve implemented ACOs tend...
Ridie Ghezzi was dealing with depression. Her doctor tried her on one medication, then another, then changed her dose, but it just wasn’t working for her. So she called Amanda Rice, the behavioral health specialist at Dartmouth Health...
As the healthcare industry moves away from traditional fee-for-service reimbursements towards a new era of accountable, cost-conscious, coordinated care, healthcare organizations are actively seeking new patient management strategies to...
The debate over the true value of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues with a new study by Geisinger Health System, which indicates that the comprehensive care framework may be able to reduce the total costs of patient care...
Marty Levine, MD, of Shoreline, Washington, doesn’t practice medicine in the same way that most primary care physicians do today.  He hasn’t worried about billing anyone for two years.  He takes his time with each patient, often lingering...
May 23, 2016 | Healthcare Reform By David Raths CMS has long maintained that primary care is central to the transformation it is seeking to bring to the nation’s health system. Showing the strength of that conviction, in April the agency...

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