Tag Archives: Primary Care

Investment In Primary Care Is Needed To Achieve The Triple Aim

While primary care faces funding shortfalls and payment mechanisms hinder transformation that improves value, there is much to learn from the experience of Rhode Island’s statewide payment innovation model and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

May 10, 2017

The Payment Reform Landscape: The Potential Value Of Aligning High-Value Benefit Designs With Payment Reforms

While payment reform efforts are proliferating, one thing we see often is a mismatch between the incentives offered to health care providers and those offered to their patients, who may not be driven to seek care from practices that have restructured to provide higher value care.

April 4, 2017

Can Community Health Centers Fill The Health Care Void Left By Defunding Planned Parenthood?

Despite the health benefits and cost savings that flow from family planning, there can be little doubt that withdrawal of federal funding from excluded providers will adversely affect access to care.

January 27, 2017

Bridging The Dental Divide: Overcoming Barriers To Integrating Oral Health And Primary Care

American systems of oral and systemic health---training, licensure, service delivery, and insurance---continue to operate in parallel. A growing evidence base points to the cost and quality shortfalls associated with having separate systems treat the same person.

January 19, 2017

Project ECHO: The Evidence Is Catching Up With The Enthusiasm

While it’s true that the spread of ECHO has outpaced the publication of the research exploring it, it is critical here to clarify what ECHO is -- and what it isn’t.

January 13, 2017

Project ECHO: Enthusiasm Overtakes Evidence

ECHO may be a silver bullet, but at this point the hopes for the model seem a bit overheated and greater caution can help us focus more on learning and refinement for now, preventing a later catastrophic disappointment.

January 3, 2017

Telehealth Alone Will Not Increase Health Care Access For The Underserved

Telehealth requires integration into a well-functioning health care system that has the capacity to address all the additional patient needs that telehealth generates.

December 15, 2016

Primary Care Workforce: The Need To Remove Barriers For Nurse Practitioners And Physicians

Only when physicians and Nurse Practitioners are able to practice to the fullest extent of their education and training will the nation reap the full benefit of expanded access to quality primary care services and a reduction in unnecessary costs to the health care system.

October 26, 2016

Mega Teaching Health Centers: A New Model To Power CHCs

We describe the unique aspects of a proposed modified and greatly expanded THC model—Mega THCs—and suggest a program funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to demonstrate this new paradigm.

October 13, 2016

Pain Care As A Catalyst For Primary Care Transformation

A New Jersey foundation believes that a more comprehensive approach to pain care and the prescription opioid addiction crisis represents a key opportunity to have a long-term impact on the primary care system.

September 8, 2016