Tag Archives: PCP

5 Reasons to Create a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network

“How can we deliver care in a very different way and not compromise quality?” was the question that drove Blue Shield of California and Adventist Health to implement a virtual multi-specialty physician network, dubbed a payor-provider telehealth collaborative, says Lisa … finish reading 5 Reasons to Create a Virtual Multi-Specialty Physician Network

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Home Visits Curb Avoidable ER Use

Treating the emergency room as your primary care provider? If you’re a UPMC Health Plan member, you can expect a home visit from the health plan’s community teams of nurses and social workers. Community teams visit these members at home … finish reading Home Visits Curb Avoidable ER Use

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Barriers to Primary Care After Hours Lead to ER Overuse, Neglected Medical Care

Patients who can’t reach their primary care physicians after hours are more likely to go to the ED, or go without medical care, according to a study by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC). Funded by the National … finish reading Barriers to Primary Care After Hours Lead to ER Overuse, Neglected Medical Care

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