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With millions more Americans now eligible for health insurance coverage, health care organizations and providers throughout the U.S. are experiencing increasing pressure to balance the growing demand for health care services. At the same...
As the giant boomer cohort of Americans begins to reach senior status, neither individuals nor the disparate components of the U.S. medical system have fully prepared for a new reality: People can expect to live far longer than their...
When it comes to getting the word out about consumer products, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has etched into the American lexicon everything from Charmin® toilet paper and Crest® toothpaste to Vicks® cough drops. So when a collaborative...
SUMMARY: The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks information about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish our aims of better care and better health at lower costs. CMS seeks responses to...
Recently, a three year evaluation of a medical home pilot was published in JAMA that found limited effects of the medical home. On the surface, these findings run counter to the Health Services Research Journal study first published in...
A new initiative being launched today will usher in a new era for population health, whose progress historically has been stymied by multiple stakeholders who don’t communicate, using a variety of unvalidated models. This initiative, A...
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes timely views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s physicians and health care executives. Despite the winter weather emergency in...
At 8:15 every weekday morning, the Culinary Extra Clinic team meets to talk about patients its members are most worried about. There are more than one thousand regular clinic patients in the Las Vegas area, most of whom work in hospitality...
President Obama will propose boosting the National Health Services Corps from 8,900 a year to 15,000 a year over the next five years, as well as spending $5.23 billion to train 13,000 primary care residents over the next 10 years, in his...
The bipartisan, bicameral compromise measure to replace how Medicare pays physicians would cost $138.4 billion for 2014 through 2024, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate, and lawmakers are struggling to find...
For America’s employers, whether in the public sector or the private sector, health care is a problem. And while the movement toward integrated, collaborative care is being driven by many forces, there is no doubt that the nation’s...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Staci GoldbergBelle, 202-417-2076, [email protected]   PCPCC Leadership Responds to JAMA Article on Medical Home Pilot Study   February 26, 2014 (WASHINGTON, DC) – As the leading coalition dedicated to...
The difficulty in precisely measuring the benefits of the patient-centered medical home model comes across in two new studies offering seemingly contradictory insights on the concept. A three-year study comparing 32 Southeast Pennsylvania...
Networks of doctors and hospitals set up under the Affordable Care Act to improve patients' health and save money for Medicare are having varying rates of success in addressing their patients’ diabetes and heart disease, according to...
Please join the PCPCC as we urge Congress to repair the flawed US health care payment system, beginning with Medicare. The PCPCC has drafted this template letter requesting swift action on the  “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment...
February 20, 2014 Dear Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, and Minority Leader Pelosi: The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), commends the Senate Finance, House Ways and Means, and Energy...
A visit to the doctor may mean seeing someone else instead. An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals...
Last week's column focused on some of the many challenges we've encountered trying to create a more patient-centered transitions program for moving patients from the inpatient setting to the outpatient setting. As we have been going...
The growing use of technology presents healthcare organizations with the opportunity to reduce healthcare disparities by helping minorities manage their health, physician Garth Graham, president of the Aetna Foundation, wrote this week in...
For the last three of the nearly six decades Shirley Estes, 80, has been married to her husband Harry, since his first heart attack and quadruple bypass at age 51, she has spent so many nights and early mornings in the Eastern Maine...

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