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11:00AM EST, Monday, June 9th Contact: Staci GoldbergBelle, 202-417-2076, [email protected] Mapping the Medical Home Movement: PCPCC Launches Map Highlighting Enhanced Primary Care Programs and Patient-Centered Medical Homes Free online...
Statement Attributable to: Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH Chief Executive Officer, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Health Affairs recently released a study entitled, Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative Produced Modest Economic...
Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Human Services/Division of Medical Services from among bidders seeking to provide care coordination support and population health services for the...
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...
In a novel approach to test the merits of the patient-centered medical home model, research published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes these practices improve care quality at a significantly higher rate than their non-...
Care coordination and medical homes improved patient and parent satisfaction with specialty care for children with special needs, according to study findings in Pediatrics. Alexy Arauz Boudreau, MD, MPH, of Massachusetts General Hospital...
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...
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) issued their Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical...
Rural hospitals play a vital role in delivering quick emergent care to people in some of the more isolated areas of the country. These institutions provide 24/7 emergency services to rural communities where the next closest hospital could...
In 2011, Arkansas embarked on a multi-payer comprehensive payment reform to convert a majority of private and public payments to a value-based purchasing model. An underlying goal of this effort, the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative...
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...
Patient-centered medical homes are more likely to improve quality of care and reduce costs when they're coupled with value-based insurance designs. Other necessary ingredients include effective clinical information support systems and a...
As I’ve been discussing in Health Affairs Blog each month, payment reforms can pose a spectrum of financial risk for providers, with financial upside only — such as pay-for-performance programs — on one end, and downside-only models — such...
As an internist, Dr. Carl DeMars specializes in solving puzzling diagnostic problems. For the last three years, as the medical director of Mid Coast Health Services' Accountable Care Organization, he's been practicing that skill in the...
STRICT EMBARGO: 11:00AM EST, Tuesday, April 29th Contact: Staci GoldbergBelle, Analyst, Strategy & Development, 202-417-2076, [email protected] Debra L. Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families, to receive...
In past generations, it wasn’t unusual for a family doctor to make a house call, perform a broad range of medical services and offer emotional as well as clinical support. While the traditional house call may be a thing of the past,...
Consulting firm Mercer has just wrapped up what it terms an intensive primary-care pilot project with a large unidentified Dallas employer. Dallas was the third test of a concept Mercer calls an ambulatory intensive care, or A-ICU. The...
Implementing an electronic health record is a major undertaking at any provider organization, but is especially challenging in an environment without any IT infrastructure or an information services (IS) department. Yet that’s the goal the...
How the country pays for health care is currently at odds with its vision of how health care should be delivered. Traditional fee-for-service health care payments are linked to the volume of visits, rather than the quality of patient-...

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