Category Archives: Medical Home

Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

High-risk children suffering from chronic diseases who received comprehensive care at a special clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) experienced dramatic reductions in both serious illnesses and hospital costs, according to a study recently … finish reading Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

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BCBS of Illinois Specialty Intensive Medical Home Targets Most Critically Ill

Designed to improve patient access, care coordination and illness management, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has launched the first specialty intensive medical home (IMH) program in the state with the Illinois Gastroenterology Group (IGG), the state’s largest … finish reading BCBS of Illinois Specialty Intensive Medical Home Targets Most Critically Ill

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From Diabetes Management to Medical Home Recognition: The Health Coach’s Changing Role

Areas like diabetes management are not just the domain of physicians or case managers; today, health coaches often provide patients with diabetes the necessary tools and resources to manage it, says Alicia Vail, RN, a health coach at Ochsner Health … finish reading From Diabetes Management to Medical Home Recognition: The Health Coach’s Changing Role

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Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

Patient-centered practices are performing better than traditional practices in a number of clinical metrics, including improving diabetes and cholesterol management, according to the results of a study from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (BCBSNJ). The study of … finish reading Horizon BCBSNJ Metrics Affirm Patient-Centered Model for Improving Care, Lowering Cost

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Geisinger: Diabetes Care Bundle Produces Better Health Outcomes

An all-or-none or “bundled” approach to primary care deployed by Geisinger Health System for patients with diabetes produced better health outcomes, and the benefits happened quickly, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care. The study … finish reading Geisinger: Diabetes Care Bundle Produces Better Health Outcomes

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NCQA Issues 5 New Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Behavioral health and care management for high-need populations are among the latest updates to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) medical home standards, PCMH 2014, according to NCQA. The standards, which NCQA uses to assess primary care practices (PCPs) … finish reading NCQA Issues 5 New Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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Aetna, CMOH Launch First Oncology Medical Home

Designed to increase treatment coordination, and improve quality outcomes and costs for cancer patients, Aetna and Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology, PC (CMOH) have launched a first-of-its-kind patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model for oncology. The collaboration combines evidence-based decision … finish reading Aetna, CMOH Launch First Oncology Medical Home

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Statewide Medical Home Pilot Reduces ED Visits

A patient-centered medical home pilot program in Rhode Island significantly improved medical home recognition scores in ambulatory ED visits, according to an article published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative (CSI) went into effect in … finish reading Statewide Medical Home Pilot Reduces ED Visits

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Cigna Expands Medical Home, Chronic Care Services with Alegis Care Acquisition

Designed to expand its medical home and chronic care services, Cigna acquired Alegis Care, a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners. The acquisition will enable Cigna-HealthSpring to manage services as part of a coordinated care strategy for seniors. Alegis … finish reading Cigna Expands Medical Home, Chronic Care Services with Alegis Care Acquisition

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5 Core Elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

When creating a patient-centered medical home (PCHM) model, it is only as strong as your patient engagement component, says Jay Driggers, director of consumer engagement at Horizon BCBS-NJ. If you don’t focus on engaging your patient in the model, you … finish reading 5 Core Elements of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

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