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The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model for practice redesign to assure that people are provided safe, comprehensive, coordinated, and personalized health care.  However, most primary care residency programs are not fully...
A pilot project to improve the management of chronic disease and reduce health care spending has resulted in nearly a million dollars in savings over 12 months for a Central Valley school district. The Fresno Unified Joint Health...
Move over accountable care. A new contender for controlling Medicare costs has entered the arena.  The Better Care, Lower Cost Act of 2014, introduced this month by Democratic and Republican sponsors in the House and Senate, offers an...
Synopsis Adoption of health information technology (HIT) by physician practices rose considerably from 2009 to 2012, yet solo physicians lag practices of 20 or more and certain functions—like electronically exchanging information with...
Patient centered medical homes (PCMHs) have been found to be an effective way to help care for patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes. Dr. Robert Gabbay, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Joslin...
Improving health care in the United States is not an easy venture. With high and rising costs and room for improvement in the quality of care delivered, national, state, and local efforts have engendered a renewed focus on primary care: in...
A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model resulted in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health, according to a research report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care...
Forgive me for preaching to the choir, but another round-up of studies released this week re-confirms what we already know: Patient-centered medical homes improve health outcomes and reduce costs. In fact, the question is no longer "will...
As more primary care practices look to adopt the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, a new report shows that it may be effective in reducing the cost of care and the number of visits patients make to the Emergency Department (ED...
The waiting room is full, as it is most mornings at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s main facility on Albany Street in the South End. The patient, an older-looking man with a baseball hat tugged down hard on his head, walks up...
Embargoed Until Monday, January 13th, 4PM PCPCC: Michelle Shaljian, 347-754-1692, [email protected] Milbank: Tara Strome, 212-355-8400, [email protected] New Report Finds Medical Homes Are Reducing Health Care Costs, Utilization, and...
Some medical practices around Portland have earned a special designation. And while patients may not be aware that their doctor’s office is actually a Patient Centered Primary Care Home, they may notice extra efforts being made to reach...
A significant majority of patients report experiencing a high quality of care at federally-supported health centers with patient-centered medical home (PCMH) attributes, study findings indicate. "PCMH attributes related to access to care...
Most Oregonians recently secured access to a new, innovative way of receiving health care, and this little-known success had nothing to do with insurance exchanges or websites. Nearly all Oregon insurers just agreed to begin paying for...
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced today that it is launching a new, family-focused program to improve the health of children. This is Horizon BCBSNJ’s first patient-centered program dedicated to pediatric care....
The proposals to scrap Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for updating physician pay include less-noticed provisions rewarding practices that operate as a patient-centered medical home. There is a twist, however. The medical home...
Background: There is growing evidence that practice-based care management can improve clinical quality and reduce costly healthcare utilization. Objectives: To explore how a disparate group of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs)...
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) launched a free online database that identifies innovative primary care workforce training programs throughout the U.S. It focuses specifically on programs...
New results show that Monmouth County public employees are benefitting from a new wellness initiative designed by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. County employees who used physicians in Horizon BCBSNJ’s Patient-Centered...
Anthem Blue Cross and its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partners showed across the board improvements in the treatment of patients in 2012, the first full year of Anthem’s program, including a 35 percent increase in the number of...

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