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Pathophysiology of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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PCMHs lower costs for patients needing chronic careA series of 3-year studies of PCMHs in Pennsylvania conducted by Independence Blue Cross (IBC) found “significant reductions in medical costs for patients with chronic conditions treated in primary care practices that have transformed into medical homes."
Five heart disease management apps to recommend to patients
Five heart disease management apps to recommend to patientsMobile devices are making it easier for these patients to monitor their blood pressure at home and accurately relay that information back to their physicians.
Proposed Medicare fee schedule adds new primary care billing codes for telehealth, preventive care
Proposed Medicare fee schedule adds new primary care billing codes for telehealth, preventive careA new CMS proposal details two G-codes for primary care physicians for wellness and preventative care services and an expansion of telehealth services.
How one primary care practice innovated to improve outcomes for high-risk Medicare patients
How one primary care practice innovated to improve outcomes for high-risk Medicare patientsOne innovative Florida primary care practice has innovated to optimize care for seniors with multiple chronic conditions - increasing patient satisfaction, boosting the amount of time doctors and patients spend together, improving patients' medication adherence, and achieving lower rates of hospital use than its peers, according to Health Affairs.
Registries: Powerful tools to track, manage chronic disease
Registries: Powerful tools to track, manage chronic diseaseRegistries can help small family and internal medicine practices track and monitor data to improve care of patients with chronic illnesses.
Study: PCPs must delegate some preventive, chronic care
Study: PCPs must delegate some preventive, chronic careCurrent PCP panel sizes are too large to deliver consistent, high-quality care to each patient, according to a new study, which advocates PCPs delegating many tasks to non-clinicians.
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