Policymakers have touted the patient-centered medical home model as an opportunity to improve access to primary-care services while decreasing healthcare costs through the prevention of chronic diseases. But a new study shows the model has mixed results.
More states are establishing reimbursement models that pay federally qualified health centers for value-based services such as at-home visits, transportation services and telehealth.
An uncertain future in a post-ACA world could eliminate many of the gains community health centers have made over the past decade.
Community health center leaders say repealing the ACA without a clear replacement plan would jeopardize coverage of patients who rely on neighborhood facilities as their primary-care source.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Tuesday stressed the important role healthcare providers should play in promoting the value of addressing social determinants of health as a community good.
The House this week is expected to vote on a bill that promotes telemedicine and unanimously passed in the Senate last week.
Community Health Systems' debt is big but manageable, CFO Larry Cash told analysts last week. He also rejected concerns that a new Trump administration would jeopardize any potential sales aimed at alleviating the debt.
On his last day as CEO of NYC Health & Hospitals, Dr. Ram Raju presided over the groundbreaking of a $28 million ambulatory-care center on Staten Island.
In a preview of results to be announced Nov. 1, Community Health Systems reported a loss from continuing operations of $83 million.
The more than 3 million people receiving home and community-based services are not protected by national quality measures. As the nation's elderly population grows, the National Quality Forum is pushing to create standards that use data and measure outcomes.
The not-for-profit Catholic organization SSM Health will provide birth control pills at the 26 clinics inside St. Louis-area Walgreens stores that it began operating Thursday, an SSM spokesman said.
Health centers are often the “canary in the coal mine” for emerging public health challenges. And in their role as community responders they have become innovators.