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Delivery System Reforms: Delivering Value?

Restructuring health care delivery to reduce costs and improve quality is a fundamental part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and a response to the long history of high domestic healthcare spending with suboptimal outcomes. In fact, the ACA mandated [...]

December 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Primary Care is Still the Answer

Though the has been praised as the ultimate strategy in keeping patients out of emergency departments and hospitals, so far the actual results have been mixed. A new study out of California, however, provides more positive evidence for the benefits [...]

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

PCMH falls flat in New Orleans

With the expansion of Medicaid provided by the Affordable Care Act, should be analyzed for their potential positive impact on Medicaid populations. A PCMH is a team-based health care delivery model led by a primary care physician that emphasizes [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Smaller is Better

More than 3.9 million “ambulatory care-sensitive” admissions of adults were made to US hospitals in 2010, with as much as 40% of them being preventable. But which primary care practices are best at preventing these kind of avoidable [...]

December 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

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