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Why is your health Primary?

The recent report from the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative showed the tremendous impact of the PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH)on the cost and quality of care.

Better Care

It Takes a Village

The success of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) depends upon collaboration and coordination. But PCMHs focus mainly on primary care, and patients requiring specialty care are often frustrated when they don’t find the same type of coordination in a specialist’s office. 52 more words

Strategic Planning

The Divergent Paths of MACRA

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood/And sorry I could not travel both.”

No federal legislation will ever be mistaken for poetry. For one thing, poetry uses… 583 more words

Healthcare Reform

Planning for MACRA Begins Now

In April 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was signed into law, representing the most sweeping set of changes to Medicare’s physician payment methodology in more than two decades. 334 more words

Healthcare Reform

Making Room for Specialists in the Medical Neighborhood

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model has historically focused on primary care medicine. The model was designed to promote comprehensive care – managing acute and chronic conditions, providing preventive services – by improving patient access to a care team. 546 more words

Patient-Centered Care

Use PCMH Principles to Improve Vaccination Rates

What does it mean to be a medical home? In these times of Accountable Care Organizations, patient-centered medical home (PCMH) certifications, and Medicaid Redesign projects it can be easy to lose sight of a meaningful way to measure our progress toward becoming a PCMH. 621 more words

Family Medicine

Improving Immunization Rates Through Creation of a Practice Care Team and Vaccine Champion

This is part of a series by the STFM Group on Immunization Education for National Immunization Awareness Month.

The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. 618 more words

Family Medicine