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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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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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WellPoint’s Transformation Challenge: ‘Leave No Primary Care Practice Behind’

With the goal of rolling its physician transformation program out to 75 percent of its practices within the next three years, one of the biggest challenges — or opportunities — is leaving no primary care practice behind, explains Julie Schilz, … finish reading WellPoint’s Transformation Challenge: ‘Leave No Primary Care Practice Behind’

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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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New Delivery Models Could Ease Predicted Physician Shortage

Expanding the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants could help eliminate the anticipated shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs) over the next decade, according to a new RAND Corporation study. By using new models of healthcare that depend more … finish reading New Delivery Models Could Ease Predicted Physician Shortage

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New CPT Codes Support Medicare Payment for Care Coordination

New Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for care coordination are now being accepted by Medicare, according to the American Medical Association (AMA). The two codes — 99495 and 99496 — were created to pay physicians for the management of patients … finish reading New CPT Codes Support Medicare Payment for Care Coordination

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5 Core Elements of Horizon’s Patient-Centered Medical Home

Engaging, educating and empowering patients is one of the core pieces that make up the PCMH, says Jay Driggers, director of consumer experience and engagement, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. While other primary elements — payment reform … finish reading 5 Core Elements of Horizon’s Patient-Centered Medical Home

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7 Objectives for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

The engagement team for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is charged not only with identifying tools to engage patients in the latest models of care, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the accountable care organization … finish reading 7 Objectives for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

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Seeking Medical Home Recognition? New Video from NCQA, Merck Provides Tips

Merck and NCQA have produced a new educational video for primary care practices seeking patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. Designed to help primary care clinicians intent on improving patient care, the video, entitled “Transitioning Your Practice to the Patient-Centered Medical … finish reading Seeking Medical Home Recognition? New Video from NCQA, Merck Provides Tips

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BCBS of Michigan Adds Record Number of Practices to Nation’s Largest PCMH Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) has designated a record number of Michigan physician practices across the state as patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) — a 28 percent increase over the number of PCMH practices designated in 2011. The 994 … finish reading BCBS of Michigan Adds Record Number of Practices to Nation’s Largest PCMH Program

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