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The dentist eyes her patient’s red, spongy gums. she knows he was diagnosed some years ago with Type 2 diabetes, and now the condition of his mouth tells her that his blood-glucose levels are likely not as well-controlled as they should be...
Dear Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member Hatch: As a large and diverse stakeholder group committed to health system transformation, the leadership of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), thanks you for this opportunity to...
Medicare understands the value of primary care, but the process of increasing payments to such providers may be more difficult than the program realizes, a former head of the American Academy of Family Physicians said here. The Centers...
Although the new federal health care law is designed to help people buying individual policies, even people with employer-provided policies are beginning to see changes in their coverage as companies rethink health care for their workers,...
The entire healthcare community is looking for ways to reduce costs and confusion, while yielding better patient outcomes. New reimbursement models being tested by Medicare, private payers and think tanks aim to consider all the entities...
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) continues to help healthcare organizations achieve lower costs and better care, as well as improve physician and staff morale. With such potential  benefits, FiercePracticeManagement reached out to...
The use of electronic health records has the capacity to cut down on the number of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, and also to improve early diagnosis in primary care, two studies suggested. In one U.S. study of...
After returning from a Nevada hiking trip in June, Catherine Helling, 45, of Dubuque, Iowa, landed in the hospital for cellulitis, a dangerous skin infection. Early into Helling's six-day stay, her internist visited, coordinated Helling's...
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) may actually be the unicorns we’ve been waiting for, spreading their cost-saving magic throughout the health system. An early cost-sharing program in Massachusetts designed to cut costs for private...
The word “home” has many connotations: the building in which you live, the place you come from, and even the end point of a game. Now, there is a new type of home: The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). PCMH is a model of primary care...
David Share, M.D., senior vice president of value partnerships with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, has been shepherding the Blues' patient-centered medical home project during the five years of its existence. With more than 3,017...
A new Health Affairs study reveals patients who received transitional care were 20 percent less likely to experience a readmission in the first year following hospital discharge than clinically similar patients who received standard care...
Statement Attributable to: Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH  Chief Executive Officer Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative  AUGUST 1, 2013 – (Washington, DC) – On behalf of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), we...
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JULY 23, 2013 - (Washington, DC) - PCPCC has announced four new members will join its Board of Directors, including Elizabeth J. Fowler, VP of Global Health Policy, Johnson & Johnson; Jill Hummel, Vice President of Payment Innovation,...
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) announces the results of a series of three-year studies that demonstrate significant reductions in medical costs for patients with chronic conditions treated in primary care practices that have transformed...
Statement Attributable to: Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH Chief Executive Officer Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative JULY 22, 2013 – (Washington, DC) – On behalf of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), we applaud the...
In a July 18 letter to Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus, D-MT, and ranking member Orrin Hatch, R-UT, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) urges Congress to support public policies that shift the current fee-for-...
Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions generate a set fee for each visit to the Center for Primary Care in Augusta, Ga. Yet that visit will generate numerous tasks—including making referrals to calling in prescriptions to answering...
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is being implemented by a growing number of health organizations, with the goal of providing more comprehensive, coordinated, and patient-centered care. The major primary care medical...

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