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The patient moved into a large assisted living facility in Raleigh, N.C., in 2003. She was younger than most residents, just 73, but her daughter thought it a safer option than remaining in her own home. The woman had been falling so...
There is an urgent need for innovative interventions to help primary care providers support individuals with dementia and their family caregivers without adding to their already full workload. To be sustainable, these innovations must be...
Older adults and their families often wonder: Where’s the best place to recover after a hip or knee replacement — at home or in a rehabilitation facility? Increasingly, the answer appears to be home if the procedure is elective, friends...
Until recently, when the North Dakota human services agency had an opening for a mental health provider, months might go by before a single application came in. But that’s started to change as the state boosts telemedicine as an option...
A handful of accountable care organizations are moving to cover an entire state, but not everyone thinks bigger is better when it comes to population health management. Caravan Health, a company that works with ACOs, last week announced...
Graduating osteopathic physicians are increasingly planning to practice in primary care, a trend researchers say shows that loan forgiveness incentives are influencing new doctors' choice of specialty, according to a new study in the...
The chairman of the Senate health committee on Tuesday backed new federal regulations to remove roadblocks patients can face in obtaining copies of their electronic medical records. “These proposed rules remove barriers and should make it...
March 26, 2019 The Honorable Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services US Department of Health & Human Services Hubert H. Humphrey Building 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 Adam Boehler...
According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, a greater number of primary care physicians per capita was associated with improved life expectancy, suggesting that physician supply has an important effect on population health....
Burnout is one of the biggest problems physicians face today. We believe that addressing it early — in medical school — through coaching gives physicians the tools they need to maintain balance and meaning in their personal and...
The patient appeared to be dying. She had chronic lung disease, and she had been told she had little reserve left and had barely survived on home oxygen for the past few years. Each time she picked up a lung infection, the buzzards circled...
A new study suggests that the use of telemedicine in primary care could potentially lead to further fragmentation of care. It’s possible that the use of the technology could lead to disconnected care, counteracting the benefits of...
After a great discussion by our panelists, webinar guests had many questions. While we did not have time to answer all of them, our panelists were able to answer some additional questions after the webinar had ended. If you haven't yet...
When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab. The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was...
Making good on a commitment he made earlier in the year, state Department of Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal published guidance Monday that he hopes will allow health care providers to better serve behavioral health and substance abuse...
On Monday, March 11, I was eagerly anticipating the release of the administration's fiscal year 2020 budget proposal(www.whitehouse.gov) when an email popped up in my inbox. That email linked me to a commentary article in The American...
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $3.8 million to fund two projects designed to use shared decision making to disseminate and implement PCORI research findings and to simultaneously...
atient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Executive Director Joe V. Selby, MD, MPH, has informed PCORI’s Board of Governors that he plans to retire at the end of 2019.   PCORI, authorized by Congress in 2010, is the nation’s...
The kind of thing we have done instinctively in our workplaces for two decades — sending a quick email instead of setting up a meeting — has until recently eluded many doctors. Electronic consultations, or eConsults (sometimes called...
Screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) is increasingly done in primary and specialty care settings. Payers and health care organizations have recognized the importance of these determinants not just to clinical outcomes but...

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