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Cigna and Fairfax Family Practice Centers have launched a collaborative accountable care initiative.  Based on the same population health goals of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), this initiative is intended to increase access to...
WASHINGTON, DC –To reduce costs and improve outcomes, identify and engage high-utilizers. That’s one of the messages Jeffrey Brenner, MD, executive director of Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, will deliver in his...
WASHINGTON, DC – Paul Grundy, MD, MPH, president of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and IBM's global director of healthcare transformation, will be honored March 27 as a recipient of the NCQA Health Quality Award.The...
In efforts to improve quality of care and lower health care costs, Aetna and the Connecticut State Medical Society Independent Practice Association (CSMS-IPA) announced on March 13, 2012 in the New York Times that they are designing a...
In January 2012, Connecticut introduced a PCMH initiative within their redesign of the Medicaid program HUSKY health. Connecticut’s Medicaid program will provide new payment incentives to health care practices and clinics demonstrating...
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, UnitedHealth Group, Inc has announced plans to introduce contracts nationwide that will overhaul the reimbursement structure for medical providers and hospitals. With more than 5,500  hospitals and...
The U.S. outspends all other industrial countries on health care, and yet we do not enjoy better health. Quite the opposite: an American baby born in 2006 can expect to live to 78—two years less than a baby born across the Canadian border...
PRACTICE: Durham Community Health Network in Durham, North Carolina, and its local and state partner institutions. WHO AND WHERE: Durham Community Health Network, a public-private partnership providing care management for Durham County...
In an unusual move, the chair of a Food and Drug Administration panel is defying a recommendation that his own panel made last week to endorse a powerful opioid painkiller, because he believes the drug represents a “danger” to public...

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