Research

Patient Portals: How can they impact primary care? - September 2019
Patient portals are becoming more prevalent, as healthcare providers, payers, and patients become more comfortable with their use. A 2017 survey...
August 2019
ABSTRACT Increased investment in primary care is associated with lower healthcare costs and improved population health. The allocation of scarce...
PCPCC - July 2019
In a first-of-its-kind study, this year’s report examines states’ primary care spending patterns, including spending across payer types, and...
Table - June 2019
PCMH and PC Spend: A Different Kind of Investment Introduction Using MEPS data to analyze the relationship between primary care spend and health...
Assessing Cognitive Impairment in Older Patients - April 2019
As a primary care practice, you and your staff are often the first to address a patient’s complaints—or a family’s concerns—about memory loss or...
Does a Peer Support Program Improve Satisfaction with Treatment among Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea? - January 2019
What was the research about? Obstructive sleep apnea is a health problem that causes the throat muscles to relax and block the airway, making...
Comparing Treatments for Improving Physical Function in Patients Who Had Knee Replacement Surgery - January 2019
  What was the research about? Arthritis is a long-term health problem that causes joint swelling, pain, and reduced motion. Some patients with...
Comparing Three Ways to Prepare Children and Caregivers to Manage Asthma after an Emergency Room Visit - December 2018
What was the research about? Asthma affects 1 in 10 children in the United States. When asthma isn’t managed well, children may need treatment in an...
Using an Online Decision Aid to Help Medicare Beneficiaries Choose a Prescription Drug Plan - December 2018
What was the research about? Medicare Part D is the part of Medicare that covers prescription medicines. People who enroll in Medicare Part D...
Health Care Cost Institute - November 2018
Office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) declined 18 percent from 2012 to 2016 for adults under 65 years old with employer-sponsored health...
AHRQ - November 2018
In the United States, primary care is under strain due to lower compensation for primary care providers, payment and delivery system models that...
PCPCC - October 2018
Greater use of primary care is associated with lower costs, higher patient satisfaction, fewer hospitalizations and emergency department visits, and...
PCPCC - October 2018
States are leading the way when it comes to prioritizing advanced primary care through increased spending or measurement designed to encourage...
Georgetown University Nursing - September 2018
This resource discusses how to effectively communicate with patients regarding a diagnosis, medication, and steps in a care plan. Also shared in the...
American Psychological Association - , Center for Psychology and Health - September 2018
Health systems are moving toward integrated care. Multiple models of integrated health care are currently being implemented and evaluated across the...
September 2018
Patient engagement in research has become increasingly prioritized in recent years, as patients can provide unique and valuable feedback to...
PCPCC - August 2018
In the first-ever study of its kind, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative’s (PCPCC) 2018 Evidence Report examines the interaction...
PCPCC - August 2018
Primary care investment should be tracked and reported through a standardized measure. Long-term, systemic change demands a system that ensures a...
January 2018
"A concurrent drop in use of primary care physician (PCP) visits and rise in use of specialist visits raises questions related to substitution and...
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative - July 2017
New Evidence Report is Now Available The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization reviews PCMH results from...
Mathematica - April 2016
Executive Summary In October 2012, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS...
New England Journal of Medicine - April 2016
BACKGROUND The 4-year, multipayer Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative was started in October 2012 to determine whether several forms of support...
RTI International - February 2016
Abstract The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a health system innovation aimed to improve cost, quality, and health outcomes. Research shows...
Annals of Internal Medicine - February 2016
Background: Effects of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) are unclear. Previous studies had relatively short follow-up and may not have...
University of Minnesota School of Public Health - February 2016
This report to the Minnesota Legislature is an evaluation of the efficacy of the Health Care Homes Initiative. It describes differences between...
Managed Healthcare Executive - February 2016
Population health is widely promoted as a key strategy to transform healthcare through the power of data and analytics. The goal is to separate the...
Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative - February 2016
New Evidence Report is Now Available Excerpt from the Executive Summary  As in previous editions, this year’s Annual Review of the Evidence...
Medical Care - November 2015
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) may improve the quality of primary care while reducing costs and utilization. Early evidence on...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island - November 2015
Patient centered medical home (PCMH) practices can improve health outcomes and lower costs for patients, according to a new study by Blue Cross...
Pediatrics - October 2015
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite considerable attention, little is known about the degree to which primary care medical homes influence early...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana - October 2015
More customers are getting better health results through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Quality Blue Primary Care program – designed to...
Arkansas Department of Human Services - October 2015
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Department of Human Services recognized 19 primary care providers from across the state Friday morning for their work to...
Journal of General Internal Medicine - October 2015
BACKGROUND: Research on the effects of patient-centered medical homes on quality and cost of care is mixed, so further study is needed to understand...
CMS Blog - October 2015
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced promising results of the first shared savings performance year for the...
Population Health Management - September 2015
ABSTRACT Patient-centered medical home programs using different design and implementation strategies are being tested across the United States, and...
JAMA Internal Medicine - September 2015
Importance  Wasteful practices are widespread in the US health care system. It is unclear if payment models intended to improve health care...
American Journal of Managed Care - September 2015
Abstract  Objectives: Although care coordination is an essential component of the patient-centered medical home structure, current case manager...
Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance - August 2015
BACKGROUND CCNC is a managed primary care program that served approximately 1.3 million of approximately 1.5 million Medicaid beneficiaries in the...
Medicare Care Research and Review - August 2015
ABSTRACT There has been relatively little empirical evidence about the effects of patient-centered medical home (PCMH) implementation on patient-...
JAMA Pediatrics - August 2015
Importance  Recent health care legislation and shifting health care financing strategies are transforming health and behavioral health care in the...
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield - August 2015
Members receiving care from a doctor who participates in a patient-centered program are scoring higher on quality care metrics – at a cost that is...
CareFirst - July 2015
Baltimore, MD (July 30, 2015) - In its fourth full year of operation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s (CareFirst) Patient-Centered Medical Home (...
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan - July 2015
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is designating 1,551 primary care practices across Michigan as “patient-centered medical homes,” a nine percent...
Health Affairs - July 2015
ABSTRACT The expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans through the Affordable Care Act has given rise to concerns about increased use...
Connecticut Department of Social Services - June 2015
Key Accomplishments Across Health Services included in this report:  Access to Care  Increased the number of Primary Care Providers (PCPs) enrolled...
Oregon Health Authority - June 2015
This report lays out the progress of Oregon’s coordinated care organizations (CCOs) on quality measures in 2014. This is the sixth such report since...
Minnesota Department of Human Resources - June 2015
The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ innovative Medicaid reform initiative, the Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP), delivered a dramatic $61...
The American Journal of Managed Care - June 2015
ABSTRACT CareMore, a Medicare Advantage insurance plan originating in southern California, provides direct care for its frailest elderly patients...
American Journal of Managed Care - June 2015
ABSTRACT Objectives: Patients are vulnerable to fragmentation of care when transitioning from in-patient settings to ambulatory care offices....

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