Tag Archives: PCPs

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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Primary Care Physicians Play Vital Role with Diabetic Patients

Primary care physicians (PCPs) provide better care to diabetic patients than other providers in primary care settings because they are more likely to alter medications and provide lifestyle counseling, according to a study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). The … finish reading Primary Care Physicians Play Vital Role with Diabetic Patients

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Preparing Physician Practices for Population Health Management

A new Health Dialog report surveys physicians’ population health management (PHM) readiness and recommends success strategies from early adopters. Researchers from Health Dialog surveyed more than 100 PCPs throughout the country on implementing PHM strategies as part of day-to-day patient … finish reading Preparing Physician Practices for Population Health Management

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CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

CMS has selected 500 primary care practices to participate in a four-year pilot program rewarding healthcare providers that better coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, which was first launched in fall 2011, CMS will pay … finish reading CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

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