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Patients benefit when we help physicians fill knowledge gaps

May 3, 2021 / By Adam Rothschild

More so than health care providers in other specialties, primary care physicians (PCPs) are especially attuned to both quality and cost of care. Although our ordering decisions are evaluated for […]

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Empowering primary care: Better access to trusted data

February 17, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Primary care is the foundation to a high value, high functioning system that meets the needs of people and communities.” – Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Purchaser Business […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Empowering primary care with better access to trusted data

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore and with me, today, is Beth Bortz who’s named President and CEO of the […]

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Health insurers asked to spend an additional $2.5 billion on primary care: Why?

January 29, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Current payment models are inadequate for the full scope of work in primary care. Last month, the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) and the California Medical Association (CMA) addressed […]

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Independent primary care practices are suffering

January 6, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We’ve had months and months to plan. We have expert guidance on how to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine distribution in ways most likely to benefit all Americans, and yet in the […]

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Primary care was suffering before COVID-19

October 7, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care is the doorway to health care in the United States—at least in theory. The trust established between a patient and their primary care physician (PCP) allows the physician […]

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Specialist cost and quality: What do primary care physicians need to know?

March 4, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care physicians (PCPs) want data that can be used to better serve their patients. If they can easily access timely and relevant data, they will use it. Cost, quality […]

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Barriers to data capture frustrate clinicians…and patients

May 9, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

People with asthma have many fewer emergency room, urgent care and doctor office visits when their primary care practices link symptom survey results to care guidelines according to a recent […]

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The specialist referral: Do primary care providers have all the information they need?

November 17, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

The role of the primary care provider is to serve as a generalist in managing their patients’ health. Specialists are available to provide expert opinion or specific procedures beyond the […]

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Only 3% of ED visits are avoidable? Maybe only when using the most restrictive of definitions

September 29, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We have lots of opportunities to improve primary care access so that people have a viable alternative to an ED visit for non-emergent care. As anyone who has ever worked […]

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Is there a place for specialty care in accountable care organizations?

June 14, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care providers (PCPs) have received most of the attention from accountable care organizations (ACOs).  Specialty care providers, such as cardiologists, orthopedists, and other surgical and non-surgical specialists are still […]

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Engaging the prescriber and the PCP in controlling pharmacy costs

May 5, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Sovaldi is a prescription drug that was approved by the FDA in December 2013 to treat Hepatitis C. The following year, the total cost of prescription drugs in the United […]