primary care physicians

Trauma-informed care helps children in foster careApproximately 500,000 children spend time in foster care annually, and the majority of children in foster care have complicated and unmet healthcare needs.
Five things to know: CMS’ plan to up PCP payments by millionsCMS announced changes to how Medicare pays for primary care. Here’s 5 things to consider.
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independence
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independenceFarzad Mostashari, MD, recently sat down with Medical Economics to weigh in on topics ranging from how his former employer can truly make value-based care attainable for solo and small practices as well as the true fate of private medicine.
How physicians can take charge, protect autonomy and put patients first
How physicians can take charge, protect autonomy and put patients firstHealthcare’s transition to value-based payments is ratcheting up the pressure on independent medical practices battling for survival, and data is the ammunition they need to have any chance of winning.
Where are kids being treated for concussions?A new report looks at where parents are seeking care for their children following a concussion.
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.
Practice Innovators: Reinventing primary care
Practice Innovators: Reinventing primary careThe obstacles facing practicing physicians are numerous, but can be overcome with the help of great ideas put into action effectively. In order to foster the sharing of new ideas among physicians, Medical Economics introduces Practice Innovators, an ongoing, periodic series spotlighting your colleagues who are breaking new ground in medical practice—and succeeding.
Pharmacist-led diabetes collaborative improves care, costsA new study indicates the inclusion of a pharmacist on diabetes patient care teams can benefit patients and reduce healthcare costs.
PCP visits holding steady despite upsurge in numbers of insured under ACAFive years after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, and 18 months after the beginning of the health insurance exchange, primary care physicians are wondering: Where is the influx of new patients?
ED use increases among newly insuredRather than reducing unnecessary, preventable emergency department visits, some healthcare experts say the Affordable Care Act has actually caused them to increase.