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Medical Homes Reduce Healthcare Costs, Utilization, and Improve Health: Study

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are having a significant impact on reducing costs of care, unnecessary emergency department (ED) and hospital visits, as well as increasing the provision of preventive services and improving population health, according to a new analysis from … finish reading Medical Homes Reduce Healthcare Costs, Utilization, and Improve Health: Study

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Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

Contrary to the idea that convenience prompts many privately insured people to seek care in emergency departments (EDs), the people most likely to use EDs believe they urgently need medical attention, according to a new study by the Center for … finish reading Patients’ Sense of Urgency — Not Convenience — Contributes to ED Use

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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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Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

Today’s Medicare patients are sicker and have more chronic illnesses, and are driving up the costs of emergency department (ED) care, according to a new report by the American Hospital Association (AHA). Between 2006 and 2010, the severity of illness … finish reading Report: Rising Severity of Illness Among Medicare Patients Treated in EDs

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