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Tag: PCP

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

March 4th, 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 9th, 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 17th, 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 29th, 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 14th, 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 5th, 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 […]

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Risky business: Achieving value-based purchasing goals in New York State

April 14th, 2017 / By Michael Keyes

I’ve spent much of the last few months traversing the State of New York speaking to our Medicaid MCOs about their strategies to reach the state’s value-based purchasing (VBP) goals. It’s […]

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The primary care physician and the Triple Aim – A team effort

March 15th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

There is a lot expected of the primary care physician (PCP) when he or she engages in a value-based care arrangement. Reducing total cost of care for a patient population […]

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Why should a primary care physician consider readmission rates as a reasonable quality-of-care indicator?

December 5th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Readmission rates apply to hospitals.  As a primary care physician, I don’t have control over hospitals so why should I be on the hook for this?”  This is a question […]

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Are more prescription drugs the right prescription for our healthcare system?

November 7th, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

Last year, nearly 2 out of every 3 American adults took a prescription drug and 2 out of every 3 adults that visited their doctor left with a prescription. Over […]

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Don’t destroy what works well in health care

October 24th, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

What is the most effective mechanism in the U.S. to achieve the goals of health reform? Is it cutting-edge technology? Risk-based payment models? Affordable health insurance coverage for more people? […]

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Case Study: CMO: Montefiore Care Management

Learn how the Montefiore ACO used analytics to find at-risk members and measure quality, outcomes, cost and efficacy.