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Fundamental Reform of Payment for Adult Primary Care

Comprehensive Payment for Comprehensive Care

Primary care is essential to the effective and efficient functioning of health care delivery systems, yet there is an impending crisis in the field due in part to a dysfunctional payment system. We present a fundamentally new model of payment…

February 8, 2012

The Patient Centered Medical Home

History, Seven Core Features, Evidence and Transformational Change

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a model of care articulated by principles that embrace the aspirations of the Institute of Medicine, the design of the Future of Family Medicine new model of care and The Wagner Care Model,…

February 8, 2012

Hospital Perspectives on Reducing and Preventing Readmissions

As hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are drawing intense scrutiny from regulators and payers, hospitals are finding that practicing careful case management can help prevent HAIs and patient readmissions. Successful strategies include discharge planning, transition plans for home care and tertiary care,…

January 3, 2012

The Healthcare Imperative: Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes: Workshop Series Summary

THE LEARNING HEALTH SYSTEM SERIES ROUNDTABLE ON VALUE & SCIENCE-DRIVEN HEALTH CARE THE HEALTHCARE IMPERATIVE Lowering Costs and Improving Outcomes Workshop Series Summary…

September 28, 2011

HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE: FROM START UP TO SUSTAINABILITY

TELEMEDICINE SPECIAL PROJECT GRANTS: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES FOR BETTER HEALTH

There is no silver bullet for achieving sustainability in health information exchange. As much as we would like to report a spectacular finding that eluded all others investigating the question of sustainability, it became more and more apparent as we…

September 28, 2011

Getting the Team Paid: How Medicare Physician Payment Rules Impede Quality

In 1998, the National Quality Roundtable proclaimed the pressing need to change the American health care system to deliver more reliable and better quality care. At its best, health care in the United States is superb. Unfortunately it is often…

September 28, 2011