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As more primary care practices look to adopt the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, a new report shows that it may be effective in reducing the cost of care and the number of visits patients make to the Emergency Department (ED...
A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model resulted in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health, according to a research report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care...
Forgive me for preaching to the choir, but another round-up of studies released this week re-confirms what we already know: Patient-centered medical homes improve health outcomes and reduce costs. In fact, the question is no longer "will...
The waiting room is full, as it is most mornings at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s main facility on Albany Street in the South End. The patient, an older-looking man with a baseball hat tugged down hard on his head, walks up...
Embargoed Until Monday, January 13th, 4PM PCPCC: Michelle Shaljian, 347-754-1692, [email protected] Milbank: Tara Strome, 212-355-8400, [email protected] New Report Finds Medical Homes Are Reducing Health Care Costs, Utilization, and...
Some medical practices around Portland have earned a special designation. And while patients may not be aware that their doctor’s office is actually a Patient Centered Primary Care Home, they may notice extra efforts being made to reach...
A significant majority of patients report experiencing a high quality of care at federally-supported health centers with patient-centered medical home (PCMH) attributes, study findings indicate. "PCMH attributes related to access to care...
Most Oregonians recently secured access to a new, innovative way of receiving health care, and this little-known success had nothing to do with insurance exchanges or websites. Nearly all Oregon insurers just agreed to begin paying for...
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey announced today that it is launching a new, family-focused program to improve the health of children. This is Horizon BCBSNJ’s first patient-centered program dedicated to pediatric care....
The proposals to scrap Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for updating physician pay include less-noticed provisions rewarding practices that operate as a patient-centered medical home. There is a twist, however. The medical home...
Background: There is growing evidence that practice-based care management can improve clinical quality and reduce costly healthcare utilization. Objectives: To explore how a disparate group of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs)...
(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) launched a free online database that identifies innovative primary care workforce training programs throughout the U.S. It focuses specifically on programs...
New results show that Monmouth County public employees are benefitting from a new wellness initiative designed by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. County employees who used physicians in Horizon BCBSNJ’s Patient-Centered...
Anthem Blue Cross and its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) partners showed across the board improvements in the treatment of patients in 2012, the first full year of Anthem’s program, including a 35 percent increase in the number of...
Julie Burke is a busy mother of three boys who has better things to do than sit in a doctor’s office waiting for an appointment. That’s why the Sparta woman has been happy to participate in a two-year pilot program at the Sparta Clinic of...
As I walk to the door of my patient's house on a dirt road outside Tuscaloosa, Ala., I step gingerly. Mrs. Edgars says that she killed a rattlesnake in her flower bed last year. She is at the door, expecting my visit. Mr. Edgars sits on...
Q. How big an impact will the continuing growth in medical homes and ACOs have on the reduction in preventable readmissions?  “If we recognize that avoidable readmissions are the ultimate stamp of a fragmented health care system, then the...
A new Standards & Interoperability Framework initiative launched today by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT aims to create a common technical standard to allow prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) to share...
A Portland doctor has a theory about what lies behind the strides being made in care delivery for Oregon’s Medicaid population. We reported last week that the Oregon Health Authority issued a report on the state’s 16 Coordinated Care...
Statement Attributable to: Marci Nielsen, PhD, MPH Chief Executive Officer, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Dear Members of the Senate Finance/House Ways and Means Committee: As a large and diverse stakeholder group, we...

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