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The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, a coalition of nearly 3000 healthcare stakeholders investing in the development and deployment of accountable care best more »

In order for a primary care provider to attain recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), it has to undergo a number of significant changes more »

Commercial health plans are at the forefront of industry-wide efforts to improve care coordination and embrace value-based payment, writes Karen Ignagni, MBA, President and Chief more »

Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based integrated health system, has received $468,000 in grant money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to fund the development of a more »

There are few things that healthcare regulators like more than a good acronym. With alphabet soup like PCMH, ACO, MSSP, VBR, and FFS, it can more »

The American Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control have announced the launch of a new Type 2 diabetes prevention effort targeted at the more »

Achieving patient-centered medical home recognition takes time, resources, guidance, and a dedication to holistic practice transformation, but the process doesn’t necessarily have to be a more »

Patient engagement is considered so important to the larger goals of healthcare reform that it is included as one of the three branches of the more »

CMS has announced the creation of a new track for accountable care organizations (ACOs) that will require participating providers to shoulder more financial risk and more »

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model is such a successful initiative because it puts the patient-provider relationship at the core of a data-driven, coordinated care more »

Care coordinators and population health managers are starting to develop a wide array of technology-based tools to help meet the growing demand for chronic disease more »

More than ninety percent of healthcare providers are planning to use the new chronic disease management reimbursement structure offered by CMS in 2015, finds a more »

In Maryland, five major health systems have formed the Advanced Health Collaborative (AHC), an organization that will aim to improve the quality of care, reduce more »

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is one of healthcare’s most popular designations, serving as a way for primary care organizations to codify and implement population more »

Sixty-six percent of Americans would like to use a mobile health (mHealth) app for their health-related problems, according to the Makovsky/Kelton fifth annual “Pulse of more »

Thirty healthcare providers across the nation have been recognized as Hypertension Control Champions for their commitment to the Million Hearts Challenge, a population health management more »

Population health management and accountable care organizations (ACOs) have always been close allies in the battle to reduce extraneous healthcare spending, manage chronic diseases, and more »

Thirty-nine million Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries received at least one preventative care service with no cost sharing in 2014 as a produce of the more »

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on its advanced primary care models intended to provide better care coordination, more personalized more »

When it comes to diabetes, chronic disease management can’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition, says a team of researchers from the University of Michigan, VA Ann Arbor more »

Physicians aren’t entirely willing to accept the idea that pouring patient data into their EHRs is an effective way to manage population health, according to more »

Healthcare providers aren’t the only ones impacted by the intractable problem of medication non-adherence for patients suffering from common chronic diseases, says a new white more »

Patients, providers, and healthcare reformers seem to be in completely different worlds when it comes to patient engagement.  While health IT is proliferating, albeit it more »

The state of Indiana is working to leverage predictive clinical analytics to target high risk births and reduce infant mortality among certain identifiable sub-populations, according more »

The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest for-profit healthcare provider in the country, is coming out in favor of the Affordable Care Act’s attempt more »

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