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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...
Check out these health system vital signs: Fewer hospital admissions. Emergency room visits down significantly. Better diabetes control and coronary artery disease management. By combining sophisticated data tracking, reducing payments for...
A new health report released by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) documents the adoption of the patient-centered medical home model (PCMH) in the U.S. as nothing short of impressive."The number of medical home...
The Amerigroup Foundation announced its support of the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians' (GAFP) second generation of its Patient-centered Medical Home (PCMH) University, granting $50,000 to assist in successfully implementing the...
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act recently getting the green light by the U.S. Supreme Court, expansion of one of its key tenets--the patient-centered medical home (PCMH)--has now reached a tipping point of having broad...
While Merck & Co. isn't the first corporation to promote the benefits of patient-centered medical homes on a national scale, an early implementer of the health care model said the pharmaceutical firm's efforts to internalize the...
As more public and private entities adopt the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, the concept is "evolving to better connect and coordinate with the medical neighborhood, including accountable care organizations and other...
Aetna joined the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Innovation Center and 500 primary care physicians nationwide in launching a sweeping new medical home program set to begin this fall. The multi-year Comprehensive Primary...
WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced today that physicians working with four of its affiliated health plans have been selected to participate in a groundbreaking initiative to advance primary care and improve the accessibility and...
CDPHP is adding 70 Albany, New York-area primary care practices to its patient-centered medical home initiative, essentially doubling the size of the program. The Albany-based health insurer started the program, which it calls its “...
Primary care doctors are rewarded for improving patient health and lowering medical costs--Program includes registered nurse clinical care coordinatorsCigna , Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) have...
Cigna (NYSE:CI) and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a not-for-profit health care organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine, have launched a collaborative accountable care initiative to expand...

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