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Toxic workplaces reflect leadership failure
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Regarding the recent commentary “Toxic workers put organizations at risk”, toxic behavior can also be linked to the “fear factor,” which is alive and well in healthcare organizations.
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Medical home programs hampered by complexity
August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Regarding “Reform Update: Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive”: I love these self-serving studies, hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted to come up with nothing. There is nothing wrong with the patient-centered medical-home concept. The problem is...
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Reform Update: Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive
By Andis Robeznieks | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Primary care is a foundation of healthcare reform efforts, and patient-centered medical homes are one of the delivery system innovations encouraged by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But recent studies present a mixed picture of the effectiveness of medical homes in improving...
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TransforMED CEO Bagley on the growth of the medical-home model
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014
TransforMED CEO Dr. Bruce Bagley discusses the growth of the medical-home model, emerging outcomes data and how primary-care physicians are doing when it comes to implementing health information technology. He spoke with Maureen McKinney, Modern Healthcare's editorial programs manager, at the...
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Medical home missionary sees encouraging cost and quality trends
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Bruce Bagley is president and CEO of TransforMED, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which provides guidance and support to physicians implementing patient-centered medical homes.
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New NCQA program would mesh ambulatory clinics, medical homes
By Bob Herman | July 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has pitched a new patient-centered medical home program months after the group faced criticism for previous initiatives. The target for the new program: nontraditional ambulatory sites.
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Small practices key to CareFirst's medical home success
By Andis Robeznieks | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
By combining forces, solo and small-group medical practices helped generate some $237 million in savings over three years in CareFirst's Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, the insurer revealed Thursday.
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CareFirst reports major savings with medical home program
By Rachel Landen | July 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
CareFirst's Patient-Centered Medical Home Program is continuing to bend the healthcare-cost curve after three years of operation and more than $267 million in savings, the insurer announced.
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Building a perioperative surgical home model
By Dr. Jane C.K. Fitch | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Better outcomes, lower costs, more-satisfied patients. It's what we all strive for. And it's a goal that continues to elude us.
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WellPoint's Joseph Swedish argues for collaboration, not integration
By Joseph Swedish | June 28, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A recent article in Modern Healthcare quoted my friend and colleague Lloyd Dean of Dignity Health who cautioned against the growing movement, or at least the intensifying interest, for health systems to enter the health insurance market. A similar trend has been slowly taking form on the payer...
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