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Do Medical Homes Work?

On Feb. 2, 2016, the PCPCC released its new medical home evidence report, "The Patient-Centered Medical Home's Impact on Cost and Quality: Annual Review of Evidence 2014-2015." The report summarizes PCMH cost and utilization results from peer-reviewed studies, state government evaluations, and industry reports published within the past year. And new to this edition, the report also includes early federal program evaluations published between October 2014 and November 2015. 

PCPCC National Briefing - TCPI: An Overview of the PCPCC Support & Alignment Network

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) grant awards, announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in September 2015, aims to equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs.

From Regulation & Documentation to Transformation: The Planetree Framework for Patient-Centered Excellence

Long before patient-centered care became a centerpiece of health care reform efforts or a media buzz word, Planetree was defining what it means to be patient-centered. With more than three and a half decades of experience listening to patients and partnering with organizations to design and implement patient-centered approaches to care, the Planetree model provides, in concrete and actionable detail, a pathway for: 
  • Partnering more effectively with patients 
  • Engaging family members to improve quality, drive outcomes and foster continuity 

PCPCC National Briefing- Oral Health in Primary Care: A Framework for Action

Primary care teams, providing comprehensive care within a patient-centered medical home, have the clinical competencies, infrastructure, and relationships necessary to improve oral health and reduce oral health disparities. Yet few primary care practices include oral health as a component of routine medical care.

Clinicians and Patients: Natural Partners in Identifying the Right Care (Quantifying Total Cost of Care)

As patients encounter rising costs for health care services, there are new opportunities for clinicians to work with patients to understand how informed referrals and shared decision-making can improve patient experience. Too often, clinicians don't have information on the relative cost of health care services or facilities. In an effort to work toward standardization and enable comparisons, the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) recently completed an 18 month pilot to produce total cost of care and resource-use data in 5 regions.

PCPCC Webinars Present: New Priorities to Align and Engage Our Stakeholders

How can we promote investment in primary care? Which links can be drawn by primary care practices between the community and the medical neighborhood? How can we entice patients, families and even employers to engage in improving care quality?  And finally, how can we build an interprofessional health workforce trained and prepared to deliver high quality primary care in team-based settings.

Engaging Primary Care Practices in Quality Improvement

The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) hosted an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) webinar on July 8 on engaging primary care practices in quality improvement. Primary care can be considered the cornerstone of effective and efficient health care that meets the needs of patients, families, and communities. New resources authored by AHRQ and Mathematica Policy Research offer strategies to help build and sustain practices’ ability to continuously and effectively engage in quality improvement (QI) activities.

The CARE ACT: Supporting Caregivers for At-Home and Preventive Care

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has focused their 2015 advocacy efforts on a bill called the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act in efforts to improve patient care at home. The CARE Act outlines a process by which a family can choose a designated caregiver for a loved one, where a Hospital then has the responsibility to instruct and demonstrate how to perform different medical tasks and give proper care.

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