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Much of the focus in health policy circles and the media has been on the price transparency provisions of the recently released executive order on improving price and quality transparency. However, the executive order also calls for the...
In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This was the first opportunity for ACOs to apply to...
Developing a health care workforce prepared for the complex needs of older adults—who have the highest use of health care services and increasingly live with chronic conditions and disabilities—requires engaging community-based providers...
When asked why he robbed banks, Willie Sutton, the infamous US bank robber, responded “because that’s where the money is.” This quote is the inspiration for “Sutton’s Law,” which recommends prioritizing those diagnostic tests that are most...
Ever-rising health care costs and significant variations in quality have made health care reform a central theme in national politics over the past decade. As we gear up for the 2020 elections, health care reform continues to take a front...
When Joann Alfonzo, a pediatrician in Freehold, N.J., walked into her office recently she mentally rolled her eyes when she saw her next patient: a 26-year-old car salesman in a suit and tie. “That’s no longer a kid. That’s a man,” she...
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of...
The ever-increasing pace of technological advancements, rising costs, and new entrants into the health care marketplace are part of the challenge health care incumbents face today. With no alternative but to adapt, health care...
Palliative care is an effective strategy to improve the quality of care and quality of life for seriously ill individuals while reducing the cost of care for these patients. Palliative care services are delivered alongside curative...
Our health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. The economic, political, structural, and cultural factors that interact in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities influence food security, safety, employment,...
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Bibireddy and nine other medical...
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is pleased to report that Governor John Carny (D) signed Delaware Senate Bill 116  on August 7, 2019.  This legislation expands the membership of the State’s Primary Care Reform...
When it comes to US health care, the adage of “you get what you pay for” does not apply. The US spends more on health care than any other country, but we have lower-quality care and worse outcomes than many nations that spend considerably...
Disseminating health research is an art  Advances in healthcare save lives – but not if no one hears about them.   The most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) found that the obesity rate among children ages...
Now that it’s upending the way you play music, cook, shop, hear the news and check the weather, the friendly voice emanating from your Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker is poised to wriggle its way into all things health care. Amazon has...
Although the USA spends more on health care despite having worse outcomes than other high-income nations, one area where it underinvests is primary care. Research has shown that higher levels of spending on primary care lead to improved...
Concerns about burnout among doctors are growing as new research is beginning to quantify the dangers and costs of the problem. In the past few years, researchers have found that 54 percent of doctors report feeling burned out. Doctors...
States that spend more on primary care have better patient outcomes, including fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, a new study concluded. However, spending on primary care remains low throughout the country, according...
July 17, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) – Increased spending on primary care is associated with decreases in emergency department visits and hospitalizations, according to The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) 2019 Evidence...
Black patients are less likely to use patient portals than white patients, even when the technology is presented at the bedside, a new study suggests. The findings are part of a growing discussion about disparities in patients' access to...

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