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Medical Neighborhood Expectations for Physician Practices: Accountability, Communication

“The reality of today is that the healthcare world as we know it is changing more than any time since the advent of Medicare. Think about how much those rules and regulations, guidelines, etc., have impacted our practice lives,” says … finish reading Medical Neighborhood Expectations for Physician Practices: Accountability, Communication

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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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Study Links Extended Physician Office Hours with Lower Healthcare Costs

Total healthcare costs for patients with extended access to their PCPs were 10.4 percent lower than for patients without expanded access, according to a new study from the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research at the University of California Davis … finish reading Study Links Extended Physician Office Hours with Lower Healthcare Costs

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Federally Funded Clinics as Effective as Private Practices on Most Quality Measures

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and their “look-alikes” will receive $11 billion from the federal government to expand their operations in the wake of anticipated primary care shortages as an estimated 32 million people seek healthcare under the ACA, according … finish reading Federally Funded Clinics as Effective as Private Practices on Most Quality Measures

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