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In the race to put fee-for-service payments in the rear view mirror, patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are emerging as an important alternative care delivery model, and many family medicine practices are implementing the concept. ...
Primary care physician pay rose slightly to more than $232,000 while specialists’ compensation rose to more than $402,000 as insurers paid them based more on quality of care provided rather than volume. The latest data from the Medical...
A regional patient-centered medical home demonstration is appears to be prime for expansion of Medicare members. Last year, Aetna started a PCMH program with WESTMED Medical Group, a physician-owned and managed multi-specialty group in...
Patients who have post-operative complications following high-risk surgery have a significantly lower risk of being readmitted to the hospital within 30 days if they go see their primary care physician soon following discharge, a new study...
Physician groups are lobbying hard to extend an Obamacare provision that requires state Medicaid programs to pay primary-care physicians at higher Medicare rates to improve access for Medicaid patients. But to persuade congressional...
With characteristic poetic flourish and $4.5 million in seed money, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, today launched Aledade, a startup aimed at helping primary care doctors "do well by doing good," he said. To that end, he will help...
So we've come to the end of another academic year. New interns have arrived for orientation, with that combination of unbridled enthusiasm and deer-in-the-headlights panic we all remember so well. Senior residents are wrapping up their...
The federal government has taken another step to make the patient-centered medical home financially viable. Medical practices have explicit permission to bill Medicare for the services of a pharmacist on an incident-to basis. Pharmacists ...
Compliance with all of the Children's Asthma Care (CAC) core measures — a trio of interventions designed to improve the care of pediatric patients hospitalized because of asthma — was associated with reduced readmission rates, according to...
Small employers struggle to pay rising health insurance bills, year after year — but this year could be different. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is rolling out two new plans that cut premiums 15 percent and waive deductibles...
Since the 1980s, interest in the measurement of patients' satisfaction with their healthcare experiences has increased, following reports that high patient satisfaction is associated with better health outcomes. This has not been...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...

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