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Addressing the need for improved coordinated care in healthcare delivery systems, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds and the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC) today released the "Care Coordination Fundamentals" course for...
The movement away from fee-for-service medicine toward accountable care in Medicare may get a boost from fresh numbers from the Congressional Budget Office showing spending on the health insurance program for the elderly slowing...
Coordinated care and mHealth technologies are key to reducing disparities in care for vulnerable populations, according to an article at Health Affairs. Research on improving care tends to be narrowly focused and take too long to bring...
Health Equity and the Patient-Centered Medical Home The Institute of Medicine (IOM) set forth goals for care coordination in their report “Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System For The 21st Century,” and established guidelines...
A study authored by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) demonstrating fewer emergency department visits for chronically ill patients cared for in a patient-centered medical home has...
Most agree that the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has fundamentally changed the health insurance landscape in the United States, but the health-care law is also quietly causing a sea change in the way hospitals and...
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced today that Ohio now has more than 500 nationally recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices delivering primary health care services across the state. The PCMH care model is one...
You know the painstaking chore of taking your child to the doctor, or even just making it there yourself? Your days are already filled with spreadsheets and spilled coffee, muddy paw prints and picking up kids from soccer practice. Doctors...
August 27, 2014 Hon. Patty Murray    Hon. Sherrod Brown  United States Senate    United States Senate  154 Russell Senate Office Building    713 Hart Senate Office Building  Washington, D.C. 20510    Washington, D.C. 20510 RE: Ensuring...
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes...
The CMS and Oregon are stepping back from an apparent clash over how the state is paying the managed-care organizations serving Medicaid beneficiaries in its nationally watched Medicaid demonstration. State officials and leaders of Oregon'...
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, primary care has been receiving a lot more scrutiny. In many cases across the nation, the health care system hasn’t been providing the most effective or efficient care.  “We’ve had to do a bit...
In 2012, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) sought to support oncologists in addressing what CMMI considered to be among the failings in cancer care— namely, fragmented care, suboptimal outcomes, high costs,...
It was late in the afternoon on a warm Friday in early fall and Doug Sumrell was mowing the lawn outside his suburban home in Evans, Georgia. As he pushed the mower across the yard, Sumrell began to feel faint — his chest tightened and the...
When Medicaid expansion came to Louisville, Ky., it created an opportunity for a population traditionally served by public health clinics to receive healthcare through a wholly different mechanism -- and so far that mechanism appears to be...
Health care policy experts have cautioned that making the transition away from a fee-for-service payment model will be a marathon, not a sprint, yet one accountable care organization (ACO) in Florida has moved quickly out of the gate. ...
The politics of Medicaid are robust and complicated.  However, the complexity of the issue shouldn’t prevent Medicaid patients from receiving timely and quality health care services – especially primary care.  Supporting access to...
After passing both houses of Congress with overwhelming support, legislation designed to increase medical access for military veterans who are struggling to obtain basic health care at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities...
It is well recognized across the health care industry that the major goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include not only expanding health insurance coverage, but also improving the quality of care and the patient health care experience...
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), introduced in 2007, is a model of health care that emphasizes personal relationships, team delivery of care, coordination across specialties and care settings, quality and safety improvement, and...

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