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Appointments in 2 Weeks or Less for Newly Insured

Many pundits and policy analysts were concerned that by expanding Medicaid, primary care capacity might be exceeded thus leading to longer wait times. That concern is one reason why the Affordable Care Act provided parity in payment between Medicare [...]

October 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Problem with ACOs & Vulnerable Patients

Growing evidence suggests that accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are networks of health care providers (including both physicians and hospitals) with shared financial and medical responsibility for coordinated patient care, are improving [...]

September 5, 2016 // 1 Comment

Medical Homes Improve Outcomes for Underserved

Healthcare finance and delivery policies are shifting from volume to value, placing the burden on physicians, hospitals,  and administrators to identify and implement models that improve quality while also reducing cost. New evidence supports [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

AP44 Proposed Rule: Our Comments

On May 25, 2016, the Department of Veteran Affairs announced their AP44-Proposed Rule to amend its medical regulations that will permit full practice authority to all advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) acting within their scope of practice [...]

July 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Why Physician Assistants don’t do Primary Care

As increasing proportions of the population now have coverage under the Affordable Care Act, the primary care physician shortage has become increasingly concerning. Concepts such as team-based care and value-based performance require comprehensive [...]

March 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

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