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Sutter will shift 10,000 Anthem Medi-Cal enrollees to community health centers

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article167900272.html

In Sacramento and Placer counties, roughly 10,000 adult Medi-Cal enrollees with Anthem Blue Cross are learning this summer that Sutter’s primary-care doctors will no longer see them. 679 more words

VA Ambulatory Report 8.16.17 - Falls in the Elderly and Urinary Retention in Women

Thanks Beth for the awesome case of a 90 yo F with pmhx of HTN, CKD presenting after multiple falls who developed urinary retention and fecal incontinence found to have cervical spine myelopathy from spinal stenosis. 679 more words

Morning Report

Prior Authorizations: How to Manage this Hidden Healthcare Cost

Administrative burdens — tasks mandated by commercial and government insurers — overwhelm the healthcare system on a daily basis and are just one aspect of what ails our troubled healthcare system. 865 more words

Patient Care

Testing the eFI in Scotland: focus on Midlock GP practice

Some members of the Living Well in Communities and Midlock teams at the NHSScotland event

The Living Well in Communities team is working with Health and Social Care Partnerships in Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire and Midlothian to test the… 620 more words

Frailty And Falls

Shift in physician workforce towards specialists fuels primary care shortage, potential spending growth

http://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/shift-physician-workforce-towards-specialists-fuels-primary-care-shortage-potential-spending?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTXpOa01qUXhaVGd5TnpkaiIsInQiOiJudFozOHVLS1VVNXZZRE42Y0RmTWdIZHpkOU0yNERUSmlXU0VCMlJDMEFyMmVTUUc4aVwvcXRVc0gzXC9ndUdJVjhHT1drZkkzdDhBVFhHZ3BHVjI1NmhIVHY1RmNXSENVdWtwb3RVVnVtaFNWbXNFdnBzb0JVenRcL1ZuR1p0MW0zRyJ9

Areas with more primary care physicians have lower spending per beneficiary, better care, patient satisfaction and lower death rates, authors say.

The composition of the healthcare workforce is shifting towards specialty physicians while primary care growth has gone flat, and according to a Health Affairs blog post, this trend could mean healthcare spending goes up not down. 391 more words