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Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

Preliminary findings from two advanced primary care initiatives from CMS show decreased hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) visits, CMS officials report. The two large-scale tests of advanced primary care—the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative and the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary … finish reading Advanced Primary Care Initiatives Reduce Hospital Admissions, ED Visits: CMS

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Trinity Health-Heritage Population Health Partnership Designed to Upgrade Primary Care Models

Trinity Health and Heritage Provider Network (HPN) have formed a joint venture set to redesign existing healthcare models, including primary care, care management, hospitalist, post-acute care and high-risk clinics, in order to improve and coordinate care, according to Trinity Health. … finish reading Trinity Health-Heritage Population Health Partnership Designed to Upgrade Primary Care Models

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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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Can Team-Based Care Improve Primary Care Delivery and Patient Outcomes?

Assessing whether team-based care can improve primary care delivery and patient outcomes is the subject of study published in Population Health Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers. Researchers from George Washington University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and … finish reading Can Team-Based Care Improve Primary Care Delivery and Patient Outcomes?

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Many Medical Students Have Negative Views of Becoming Physicians

As graduation approaches, and medical students prepare for their residencies, many have negative views of their futures as physicians — especially primary care physicians — according to a multi- school study from the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. A … finish reading Many Medical Students Have Negative Views of Becoming Physicians

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Case Managers Migrating to Primary Care Offices in Greater Numbers, Finds Survey

The third annual Healthcare Case Management e-survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network probed for specifics in three new areas: trends in embedded case management, including work locations of co-located case managers and the greatest challenges and benefits of embedding case … finish reading Case Managers Migrating to Primary Care Offices in Greater Numbers, Finds Survey

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Hospitals Working with Nurses to Receive Up to $200 Million for Advanced Training: CMS

Hospitals working with nursing schools to train advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) can receive payments of up to $200 million over four years to cover the costs of APRNs’ clinical training if selected, according to CMS. CMS is currently calling … finish reading Hospitals Working with Nurses to Receive Up to $200 Million for Advanced Training: CMS

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Care Transitions and the Continuum of Care

Ensuring proper hand-offs and care transitions depends on maintaining effective communication between all members of the transition team, from the primary care doctors to the specialty care consultants, says Dr. Stuart Levine, MD, MHA, corporate medical director for Healthcare Partners … finish reading Care Transitions and the Continuum of Care

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