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The goals of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) are welcome for primary care doctors and patients, not to mention the healthcare system at large. As described by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which has the nation’s largest PCMH program, the aims include having primary care serve as the foundation of a high-value health […]

Medical homes can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care. The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into “what patients want it to be.” This can also lead to lower costs and higher quality. Proactive providers and organizations are aligning quality […]

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model enables the healthcare profession to refocus on the importance of primary care, especially when it comes to managing chronic diseases and patient care coordination. The result of this should be a healthcare system that is more satisfactory for: Patients, who will be less likely to suffer the unfortunate consequences […]

Almost 50,000 clinicians today are certified in this model. While the NCQA Healthcare Business Solutions s one of the better-known PCMH standards, other organizations also offer paths to Patient Centered Medical Home status, such as The Joint Commission. By and large they emphasize the same values: PCMH calls upon primary care physicians to coordinate, communicate and collaborate with all the other […]

By now you know the reasons for changing the culture of your healthcare practice, system or other facility so that it is focused on managing chronic diseases. Chronic disease management is critical to preventing unnecessary patient hospital stays and avoid painful and costly procedures for those suffering from them, as well as maximizing the chances […]

It’s TIME to Improve Chronic Disease Management Checklist for Moving to the Preventive Care Model Sharpening Your Focus on Chronic Disease Management Managing an entire population of patients is even more challenging than treating individual patients. However, it is more important than ever for [insert company name] to manage the health of that portion of […]

Chronic Disease Management: It’s Time to Focus on Preventive Care It’s time to put more emphasis on helping patients with chronic diseases better manage their conditions so that they’re less likely to become ill enough to wind up in the hospital – again, and again, and again.  At the same time, you must increase your […]

Most physician practices made a smart move when they took their first steps into population health management by taking greater control over a subset of their patient cases, focusing on those with chronic conditions. Government payers and some private payers are driving the charge to population health management in a big way, as they further tweak […]

Population Health Management: Taking Control of Your Entire Patient Community Popultion Health Management:Your Checklist for Success Meet the Challenge of Population Health Management As the pendulum swings toward value-based care it is more important than ever for  to ensure patient satisfaction and provide high-quality care to ALL patients. This resource outlines steps that will help […]

Population Health Management: Taking Control of Your Entire Patient Community Getting total population health management under control is a big task. In the past, most of the focus was on managing patients with chronic conditions. Today, because of Medicare changes and value-based care growth, organizations need to expand their efforts to include healthy patients, too. […]

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