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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 // 0 Comments

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

Will direct primary care bring joy back to medicine

More than half of physicians report at least one symptom of burnout. This is much higher than in the general population. Source: Jeff Kubina (Flickr/CC) The major factors of physician satisfaction involve perceived obstacles to providing [...]

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

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