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A new health report released by the 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 providers has grown to...
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...
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-Based Practice Center reviewed 327 published articles examining results of health IT tools used in implementing patient-centered care. The studies looked at health outcomes for patients...
As the health care system shifts toward a more patient-centered and outcomes-based approach, more medical schools and residency programs are exploring how to train the next generation of physicians to practice in the medical home model....
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) announced Friday that it has awarded a $20.75 million Health Care Innovation Challenge grant to a collaborative partnership that includes VHA Inc., the national health care network;...
 Geisinger Health System and Merck have embarked on a multi-year collaboration to develop new methods and technology to spur shared decision making between patients and physicians and to improve adherence to treatment plans and clinical...
Primary care physician practices in Massachusetts are the first to be rated by Consumer Reports in an effort the magazine plans to expand to other states. Massachusetts subscribers received a 24-page insert in their July issue bearing the...
TransforMED, a Leawood organization that works with physician practices to better coordinate patient care, has received a $21 million grant to redesign primary care in Kansas and 10 other states.The U.S. Department of Health and Human...
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) today announced that nearly 60 percent of eligible primary care Panels (small groupings/teams of primary care physicians and nurse practitioners) earned increased reimbursements for their 2011...
Exclusive of the health reform law, a majority of states have established delivery system qualifications and payment policies to promote Medicaid's medical homes program. But even not depending on the Affordable Care Act, those proactive...
With or without the health reform law, a majority of states have established delivery system qualifications and payment policies to promote Medicaid program medical homes. But the health reform law has added incentives to push providers...
PinnacleHealth is expanding its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program to triple the existing program at FamilyCare sites throughout Central Pennsylvania.  First introduced in 2010 at the Lower Paxton and Marysville FamilyCare...
Dr. Grundy is the Global Director of Healthcare Transformation at IBM and President of the PCPCC. In the next 10 years, data and the ability to analyze them will do for doctors’ minds what X-ray and medical imaging have done for their...

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