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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey today announced the expansion of its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program. Under the expansion, an additional 45,000 Horizon BCBSNJ members, for a total of 200,000 members, will be...
A visit to your primary care physician often means long waits in exchange for fleeting face-time with a doctor.  But a growing trend in the medical field aims to change that and a lot more. At Advanced Primary Care in Jamaica Plain, a...
Health care organizations in seven U.S. communities this month begin their transformation to a Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood (PCMN) concept of care at kickoff learning collaboratives led by TransforMED, a nonprofit subsidiary of...
Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark is expanding its patient-centered medical home initiative from 160 primary care physicians to roughly 1,050. Highmark launched a pilot PCMH in 2011 that included 12 physician practices and covered...
Based on the success of its one-year pilot program, Highmark Inc. announced today that it is expanding its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) initiative to include nearly 1,050 primary care doctors in more than 100 physician practices...
UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH), the largest U.S. provider of medical coverage, will join the Mayo Clinic in a research alliance designed to merge insurance records and medical data to find more efficient ways to deliver care. The venture...
The state of Arkansas' health system transformation is getting a financial boost from Wal-Mart Stores, which committed to providing $670,000 to help underwrite the work of the Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative. The...
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that it has completed agreements with six large physician groups statewide to participate in a program to strengthen the role of primary care and its benefit to consumers. In May, Anthem launched...
By Given its focus on research, it shouldn't be surprising that GlaxoSmithKline doesn't accept a premise at face value. Instead, the London-based pharmaceutical giant wants to verify for itself that a relatively new collaborative model for...
As the leading coalition dedicated to advancing the medical home, the PatientCentered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) offers the following response to the recent article “The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Systematic Review” published...
The Primary Care Collaborative is criticizing an Annals of Internal Medicine report that concluded there wasn't enough evidence to determine the patient-centered medical-home practice model's effect on clinical outcomes and costs. The...
This article advances the case for bringing oral health into the realm of the PCMH by featuring four community health centers where changes have been made that address the opportunity for prevention and the interplay between oral diseases...
The United States will need an additional 52,000 primary care doctors to cope with population growth, newly insured people and an aging population, a group of researchers has forecast. The researchers -- from several institutions including...
Half of the country has moved toward patient-centered medical homes in the past six years, according to a Health Affairs study. Since 2006, 25 states have implemented new payment systems or revised existing ones in which primary care...
It was another reminder that patients lie at the heart of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a theme considered so important that the one-day meeting devoted an entire segment to it.  The need to engage patients and their families...
An experiment to ensure that complex Medicaid patients have a regular doctor and care coordinators who can help them stay healthy has saved Colorado an estimated $20 million in its first year, according to a new report from Colorado’s...
Maryland’s patient-centered medical home pilot program did better than expected in its first year.The three-year pilot program gives participating groups money and technical support upfront to help them make the administrative and...
COLUMBUS, OH – The State of Ohio has begun work with TransforMED to transform 50 primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). TransforMED is a nonprofit, wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family...
When the medical home comes up for discussion, I'm reminded of an old and tired joke about hospitals that is a sly twist on the old saying, "if you've seen one, you've seen them all." Of course, you've all heard it: "If you've seen one...
Manhasset, N.Y.-based Beacon Health Partners, an independent physician association made up of 90 independent physician practices throughout New York, began moving toward forming an ACO in 2010, shortly after the Patient Protection and...

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