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Benefits of Implementing the Primary Care Patient- Centered Medical Home: A Review Of Cost & Quality Results, 2012

 

On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the federal health reform law passed in 2010. The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative believes this ruling recognizes a fundamental value about health care delivery: A health care system built upon a strong primary care foundation, supported by the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), is critical to achieving the Institute for
Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim of better health, better care and lower costs.

ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare in Theaters October 5th

 

Uconn Medical School Sets Up Clinics At Farms To Serve The Migrant Workers In The State

Persistent pain in his right shoulder pushed 47-year-old Maurice Savage out of the cinder-block dormitory he shares with other migrant farm workers and into a dusty courtyard, transformed for the hours just before nightfall into an open-air medical clinic.

Including Safety-Net Providers in Integrated Delivery Systems: Issues and Options for Policymakers

Developing a Community-Based Graduate Medical Education Consortium for Residency Sponsorship: One Community’s Experience

Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions

Several states have expanded Medicaid eligibility for adults in the past decade, and the Affordable Care Act allows states to expand Medicaid dramatically in 2014. Yet the effect of such changes on adults' health remains unclear. We examined whether Medicaid expansions were associated with changes in mortality and other health-related measures.

Federally funded clinics for low-income patients as effective as private practices

FPs Take Leading Role in Forging Partnerships, Building Bridges to Help Provide Continuum of Care

When Public Beats Private: Community Clinics That Keep Costs Down and Do a Better Job, Too

Federally funded health centers are at the heart of the Affordable Care Act. Now, new research suggests they work just as well -- if not better -- than private practices.

After-Hours Care and Its Coordination with Primary Care in the U.S.

A Commonwealth Fund–supported analysis of primary care practices that provide after-hours care to patients found that success in delivering this medical home service was closely linked to physician buy-in; effective communication bolstered by electronic health records (EHRs); adjustments to scheduling and staffing capacity, including the use of nurse triage phone lines; and an overall commitment to improving access and continuity in patient–provider relationships. Going forward, payer support will be important to increasing patients’ access to after-hours care.

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