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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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Medical Homes Have Limited Impact on Quality, Utilization and Cost: Study

While interventions to transform primary care practices (PCPs) into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are common, but their effectiveness in improving quality and decreasing costs is unclear, according to a study in JAMA. One of the first, largest, and longest-running multipayor … finish reading Medical Homes Have Limited Impact on Quality, Utilization and Cost: Study

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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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2 Standards of Care for Managing a Diabetic Population

Utilizing EHRs and closely identifying and managing patients who have missed appointments for hemoglobin A1C are two standards of care employed by Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC), a network of 16 FQHCs that use a patient-centered team of healthcare professionals to … finish reading 2 Standards of Care for Managing a Diabetic Population

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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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Patient-Centered Medical Home Saves Michigan Blues $155 Million Over Three Years

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan saved an estimated $155 million in prevented claims costs over the first three years of its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, according to an analysis published in the Health Services Research Journal. When physicians … finish reading Patient-Centered Medical Home Saves Michigan Blues $155 Million Over Three Years

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7 Key Consumer Engagement Objectives

To transform a healthcare system to an effective, efficient and affordable system, it’s not enough to enlist the efforts of the physicians and hospital, says Jay Driggers, director of consumer engagement at Horizon BCBS-NJ. Consumer participation is an equal part … finish reading 7 Key Consumer Engagement Objectives

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Study Highlights Need for Medical Homes to Identify Mental Health Disorders at Young Age

Despite the known prevalence of mental health issues that emerge during adolescence, nearly half lack a medical home, which could provide them with the appropriate treatment, says a new study from UCSF’s Department of Pediatrics. According to experts, approximately 20 … finish reading Study Highlights Need for Medical Homes to Identify Mental Health Disorders at Young Age

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Joint Commission Offers Primary Care Medical Home Certification to Hospitals

Accredited hospitals and critical access hospitals can now obtain primary care medical home (PCMH) certification from the Joint Commission. The PCMH certification option is designed for hospitals and critical access hospitals that have ambulatory care services that include primary care … finish reading Joint Commission Offers Primary Care Medical Home Certification to Hospitals

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More Co-Management Agreements Ahead on Healthcare Horizon: Analysis

Healthcare organizations will be guided in 2013 by the familiar mantra of IHI’s Triple Aim as well as the emergence of continuum-driven and integrated healthcare delivery systems and the new business and payment models that support them, predicts Steven T. … finish reading More Co-Management Agreements Ahead on Healthcare Horizon: Analysis

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