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How the country pays for health care is currently at odds with its vision of how health care should be delivered. Traditional fee-for-service health care payments are linked to the volume of visits, rather than the quality of patient-...
How the country pays for health care is currently at odds with its vision of how health care should be delivered. Traditional fee-for-service health care payments are linked to the volume of visits, rather than the quality of patient-...
The American College of Physicians (ACP) today unveiled a High Value Care Coordination Toolkit designed to enable more effective and patient-centered communication between primary care and subspecialist doctors. The American...
The growing population health movement has led insurers and providers to patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), accountable care organizations and other integrated care models to improve the outcomes and reduce the costs for patient...
Even though most adult primary care physicians may not realize it, they each can be seen as a chief executive officer (CEO) in charge of approximately $10 million of annual revenue. Consider that a typical primary care physician has...
Medicare’s release Wednesday of millions of records of payments made to the nation’s doctors comes as the government is looking to find more cost-efficient ways to pay physicians, particularly specialists. The federal government published...
  The Affordable Care Act (ACA) places primary care physicians (PCPs) front and center in the mission to improve the health of Americans, and lower overall healthcare costs. But new ACA-derived payment models that reward value, not volume...
Researchers found 17 practices operating as "medical homes" in Pennsylvania significantly reduced costs for high-risk patients -- countering negative results published last month that looked at the same patient-centered medical home (PCMH...
Results from a three-year study by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) demonstrating reduced costs and utilization for high-risk patients cared for by patient-centered medical homes appear today in The American Journal of Managed Care. The study...
Results from a three-year study by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) demonstrating reduced costs and utilization for high-risk patients cared for by patient-centered medical homes appear today in The American Journal of Managed Care. The study...
The John A. Hartford Foundation is pleased to present the findings of “On Your Team,” its third public poll, examining older adults’ experiences and opinions of team care and the patient-centered medical home. In “On Your Team,” older...
We live in an age of immediacy, fueled by 24/7 news cycles and a robust social media environment. We find humor in watching a cat chase a laser pointer, but our pursuit of the new and shiny is no less present. One negative review can lead...
March 20, 2014 05:20 pm Sheri Porter – What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) did last year when it launched an...
What's the best way to bring a good idea to fruition? Make sure people know about it. That's exactly what the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) did last year when it launched an interactive database(www.pcpcc.org) that...
With millions more Americans now eligible for health insurance coverage, health care organizations and providers throughout the U.S. are experiencing increasing pressure to balance the growing demand for health care services. At the same...
As the giant boomer cohort of Americans begins to reach senior status, neither individuals nor the disparate components of the U.S. medical system have fully prepared for a new reality: People can expect to live far longer than their...
When it comes to getting the word out about consumer products, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has etched into the American lexicon everything from Charmin® toilet paper and Crest® toothpaste to Vicks® cough drops. So when a collaborative...
SUMMARY: The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) seeks information about large scale transformation of clinician practices to accomplish our aims of better care and better health at lower costs. CMS seeks responses to...
Recently, a three year evaluation of a medical home pilot was published in JAMA that found limited effects of the medical home. On the surface, these findings run counter to the Health Services Research Journal study first published in...
A new initiative being launched today will usher in a new era for population health, whose progress historically has been stymied by multiple stakeholders who don’t communicate, using a variety of unvalidated models. This initiative, A...

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