medical home

MACRA changes physician reimbursement modelThe new “MACRA” system, underway as of January 2017, massively changes the way physicians are paid under Medicare and will impact pediatricians indirectly but substantially, say experts.
Medical home pros and cons for small practicesThe hard work and cost of becoming a PCMH will benefit practices as they begin value-based pay.
A medical home far away from homePediatricians know that coordination and advocacy work. What happens, however, when we are faced with complex cases in conditions that are nontraditional and prohibitively difficult?
Bridging the gapBrainstorming with others on our medical team, we sought to bridge the gap between hospital and MH for our pediatric patients.
Six characteristics of continuum-centered care modelsThe combination of unsustainable healthcare spending and the rapid growth of value-based reimbursement revenue models is driving the shift to patient-centered care across the continuum—or continuum-centered care.
National at-home primary care initiative saves millionsAn Affordable Care Act payment model is showing that chronically ill patients can be better taken care of in their own homes while bringing down the long-term cost of care.
BCBSM aims to include pharmacists in PCMH care teamsNew initiative poised to be a model for health plan providers to foster improved collaboration between pharmacists and physicians.
Early hearing detection and interventionUnidentified children who are deaf or hard of hearing may have delayed speech and language development that can interfere with daily functioning. Unidentified hearing loss also places a cost burden on families and the healthcare system, with the lifetime educational cost of hearing loss estimated in 2007 at $115,600 per child.
Telehealth: A primer for pediatriciansWhether you realize it or not, you have been practicing telehealth for years. By communicating with patients by telephone, you are managing their care at a distance.
Enhanced medical home benefits high-risk children with chronic illnessCompared with usual care, comprehensive care provided to high-risk children with chronic illness substantially increased access to care and parent satisfaction and decreased by 55% the number of such children with a serious illness, a recent study showed.