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Transforming Health Centers into Adolescent-Centered Medical Homes
October 6, 2017 1:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adapting the patient-centered medical home to address psychosocial adversity: results of a qualitative study - Vu C, Rothman E, Kistin CJ, Barton K, Bulman B, Budzak-Garza A, Olson-Dorff D, Bair-Merritt MH.
OBJECTIVE: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) seeks to improve population health. However, PCMH models often focus on improving treatment of chronic diseases rather than on addressing psychosocial adversity. We sought to gather key stakeholder input ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Totally Eclipsed by the Total Eclipse
(MedPage Today) -- The viewing experience is an apt metaphor for patient-centered medical homes (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - August 24, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

​Georgia health centers get $2.4 million
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave $2.4 million to 32 health centers in Georgia. The funds will help the centers improve quality of care, increase access to care, enhance delivery of high value health care, address health disparities and achieve patient-centered medical home recognition. Here's a list of the centers that will receive the funds: Albany Area Primary Health Car e Inc. Athens Neighborhood Health Center Center for Panasian Community Services Inc Christ Community Health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children's Health, 2011-2012 (July 2017)
This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, a survey designed to produce national and state prevalence estimates of the physical and emotional health of children aged 0-17 years, as well as factors including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and neighborhood characteristics. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Design and Operation of the National Survey of Children ’s Health, 2011-2012 (July 2017)
This report presents the development, plan, and operation of the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children's Health, a survey designed to produce national and state prevalence estimates of the physical and emotional health of children aged 0-17 years, as well as factors including medical homes, family interactions, parental health, school and after-school experiences, and neighborhood characteristics. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Staff at Safety-Net Medical Clinics report increasing dissatisfaction with workplace
(RAND Corporation) Some studies have raised concern about burnout among health care workers as they grapple with changes such electronic medical records and medical homes. A new study finds that physicians, nurses and other staff members at medical clinics that care for people from lower-income communities are increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, adding to evidence that the health care workforce is under stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Broader Look Shows How PCMH Touches Practices, Patients
The annual report of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative examines how elements of the patient-centered medical home affect cost, quality and utilization. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Supporting Title V and Medicaid Collaboration in Pediatric Medical Home Implementation
July 20, 2017 2:00-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicaid waiver program helped public hospitals improve care to California ’s most needy
A five-year Medicaid waiver program that infused billions of dollars into public hospitals prompted significant improvements in health care to California ’s neediest population — the poor and uninsured, according to an extensiveevaluation by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Seventeen designated public hospitals participated in the $3.3 billion “pay-for-performance” experiment, including five University of California hospital systems and 12 county‐owned-and‐operated hospital systems. Collectively, these facilities serve more than 2 million patients every year, including most of the stat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Silicon Valley health care CEO says ABQ market is outperforming bigger markets
Honor, a Silicon Valley-based service that connects people with non-medical home care providers for older adults and their families, is making a home in Albuquerque. And it's doing better than other markets where Honor is based, according to Honor CEO and co-founder Seth Sternberg. "Believe it or not, Albuquerque is bigger than Dallas in terms of total revenue," said Sternberg, who added the company launched in Albuquerque three months ago. He said Albuquerq ue is the fourth market Honor has opened… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rachel Sapin Source Type: news

State Medicaid Quality Metrics and Performance-Based Incentives for Women's Health Services to Improve Birth Outcomes
This series of maps and accompanying chart illustrate state-specific Medicaid measures, performance improvement projects, and incentives promoting women's health services. The series reflects: managed or accountable care performance improvement projects; managed care performance measures; metrics or incentives in statewide Medicaid system transformation (e.g., patient-centered medical home, accountable care initiative); other financial incentives for providers, including pay for performance; and patient incentives. Measures, projects and incentives fall into seven general categories: behavioral health, chronic disease, del...
Source: HSR Information Central - June 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of CMS's Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) Demonstration
An independent evaluation of the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Advanced Primary Care Practice (APCP) Demonstration for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The evaluation studied the processes and challenges involved in transforming FQHCs into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and assessed the effects of the FQHC APCP Demonstration model on access, quality, and cost of care provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries served by FQHCs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Safety-net providers can adopt medical home models and improve primary care
(RAND Corporation) The medical home model of advanced primary care is being adopted by practices across the nation, but there have been questions about whether the approach can be accomplished in safety net settings. A new study finds that federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a medical home model were successful in doing so, but it did not decrease the use of specialty care, acute care services or Medicare expenditures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Safety-Net Providers Can Adopt Medical Home Models and Improve Primary Care; Cost Reductions Harder
Most of the federally qualified health centers that participated in a program to help them adopt a“medical home” model of advanced primary care were successful in doing so. These changes improved access to primary care, but did not decrease the use of specialty care, acute care services or Medicare expenditures. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - June 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care in the Spotlight at AANP Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care in the Spotlight at AANP
Presentations at the upcoming American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference will emphasize the growing importance of nurses in day-to-day care in the patient's medical home.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous webinar June 21
Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar where Kate Orville, Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, will be our presenter.  Learn how primary health care providers and clinics are changing to become “patient-centered medical homes” and the opportunities this opens up for libraries, public health, early learning and other community partners to become part of the bigger “medical home neighborhood.” No registration required for this one hour webinar. When: Wednesday, June 21 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2...
Source: Dragonfly - June 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Enriched medical home intervention using community health worker home visitation and ED use - Anugu M, Braksmajer A, Huang J, Yang J, Ladowski KL, Pati S.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Community health workers (CHWs) have great potential to extend medical home services and reduce emergent health care use, but evidence in pediatrics is scarce. We evaluated the impact of an existing enriched medical home interven... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

ABQ leading the way in 'revolutionary' treatment
Albuquerque's own New Mexico Cancer Center has received what its CEO called the country's first certified oncology medical home. This treatment, which CEO Dr. Barbara McAneny calls revolutionary, gives patients several focused and tailored resources in order to reduce their time spent in hospitals. "Being a cancer doctor for many years, I would notice that every time I'd have to put a patient in the hospital, when they got out their quality of life was never quite as good," McAneny said. "They… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

Primary care hepatitis C treatment program shows promise for success, broader implementation
(Boston University Medical Center) By employing a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care, Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Adult Primary Care Practice successfully treated 66 patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), or one-fifth of those referred into the program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAP: After-Hours Care Should Meet Medical Home Standards (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Medical home still best place for children's care (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - April 24, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Registration Deadline Coming; NCQA Revamps PCMH Recognition
Some physicians in CMS'Merit-based Incentive Payment System should know about a June 30 registration deadline. In related news, a patient-centered medical home recognition program has been updated. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition-It's Possible!
April 21, 2017 2-3pm ET. Webinar will discuss how school-based health center sponsor organizations are tackling and achieving the challenge of obtaining PCMH recognition/certification. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine Burnout Singeing All Levels of Medicine
Study finds 41% overall burnout rate across patient-centered medical home teams at the VA. Staffing levels, turnover, and patient panel size had the largest link with burnout, and those factors affected team members equally.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Tailoring Care to Vulnerable Populations by Incorporating Social Determinants of Health: the Veterans Health Administration's " Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team " Program
Although the clinical consequences of homelessness are well described, less is known about the role for health care systems in improving clinical and social outcomes for the homeless. Article describes the national implementation of a " homeless medical home " initiative in the VHA and correlated patient health outcomes with characteristics of high-performing sites. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review of Medical Homes Shows Reduction in Spending for High-Risk Patients, But Design and Implementation Matter
Summary of a meta-analysis published inHealth Affairs shows that patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) result in reduced spending, increased preventive screening, and lower use of specialist visits. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children
June 21, 2017 4-5pm ET. Learn how primary health care providers and clinics are changing to become " patient-centered medical homes " and the opportunities this opens up for libraries, public health, early learning and other community partners to become part of the bigger " medical home neighborhood. " (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Medical Home Congress
November 3-5, 2017, Orlando, FL. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Integration in Action: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Advances Healthy Connections
Idaho has integrated and coordinated care with different medical and health-related services, by engaging providers in the patient-centered medical home model and fostering linkages with clinical care, community-based organizations, and social services. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

HomeHero closes door on home-care startup
A promising Los Angeles startup is shutting down. HomeHero is ceasing operations as a non-medical home care provider that leverages technology to help families and health systems find, hire and manage quality in-home care for seniors. In a blog post announcing the decision, co-founder and CEO Kyle Hill said the company “lost its core identity” when it switched from independent contractors to W-2 employees. The move was necessitated by a federal ruling stating that home-care workers qualify… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

HomeHero closes door on home-care startup
A promising Los Angeles startup is shutting down. HomeHero is ceasing operations as a non-medical home care provider that leverages technology to help families and health systems find, hire and manage quality in-home care for seniors. In a blog post announcing the decision, co-founder and CEO Kyle Hill said the company “lost its core identity” when it switched from independent contractors to W-2 employees. The move was necessitated by a federal ruling stating that home-care workers qualify… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annlee Ellingson Source Type: news

PCP Role in Today's Patient-Centered Medical Homes PCP Role in Today's Patient-Centered Medical Homes
New federal data provide a snapshot of the characteristics of primary care doctors who work in patient-centered medical home practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Complex health concerns among child welfare populations and the benefit of pediatric medical homes - Rienks S, Phillips J, McCrae J, Bender K, Brown S.
This study investigates complex health characteristics ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15
When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability. Learn how primary health care providers and cli...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15 (this session is cancelled)
We apologize, but this webinar session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for speaker. When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Medical Home Cuts Utilization, Costs in Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Texas program integrated multiple specialties (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - January 30, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Steve Spaulding Named EVP at Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)
Steve Spaulding was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief health management officer at Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Spaulding has overall executive responsibility for the company’s alternative payment initiatives, primary care initiatives, commercial pharmacy, enterprise business intelligence, provider compensation, provider network operations and Health Advantage. In his expanded role, Spaulding also will have executive responsibility for all matters involving the provider community. He has been with the company since 1983. Missy Davis has been promoted to primary care manager at Arkansa...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 30, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New health care model cut costs and reduced need for medical services for pregnant women and newborn
(Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine) In a study to be presented Friday, Jan. 27, in the oral concurrent session at 1:15 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting ™ , researchers will present their findings for a study titled, Pregnancy medical home: Outcomes and cost-savings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Xavier, TriHealth reveal plan to build fitness center
Xavier University and TriHealth are teaming up to build a fitness and recreation center on the school's Evanston campus. A 10-year affiliation between XU and the hospital system, which was revealed today, includes a commitment to build a national model of excellence for collegiate health and wellness. The fitness center will serve as the medical home for the initiative. “This is a landmark agreement for Xavier an d for TriHealth, enabling us to dramatically improve health and wellness facilities,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Xavier, TriHealth reveal plan to build fitness center
Xavier University and TriHealth are teaming up to build a fitness and recreation center on the school's Evanston campus. A 10-year affiliation between XU and the hospital system, which was revealed today, includes a commitment to build a national model of excellence for collegiate health and wellness. The fitness center will serve as the medical home for the initiative. “This is a landmark agreement for Xavier an d for TriHealth, enabling us to dramatically improve health and wellness facilities,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Congress
November 3-5, 2017, Orlando, FL. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - January 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical Home Implementation in Small Primary Care Practices Medical Home Implementation in Small Primary Care Practices
Can small practices successfully adopt elements from a payer-based PCMH program? This focus group study examines providers'motivations, attitudes, and perceived barriers to implementation.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Psychology essential to achieving goals of patient-centered medical homes
Psychologists can offer critical experience and expertise in strengthening the increasingly common model of coordinated health care, the patient-centered medical home, helping to achieve the'triple aim'of improved outcomes, decreased cost and enhanced patient experience, according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

PCMH Patients More Likely to Use Meds as Directed
(MedPage Today) -- Claims data show better adherence in medical-home model (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 27, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Goodbye SGR, Hello MACRA
How will CMS’s new physician payment policy impact emergency physicians? For nearly twenty years the debate in Washington surrounding physician payment policy revolved around the SGR, or the Sustainable Growth Rate. That all changed last year when Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, commonly referred to as “MACRA” in and around the beltway. Many refer to MACRA as the “SGR-fix,” but in reality the legislation has much broader implications. It will not only change reimbursement rates but the entire payment formula and incentives for virtually every physician in the ...
Source: EPMonthly.com - November 25, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to conduct the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Items Demonstration Study. The study is designed to help determine how practices select and use CAHPS data and PCMH supplemental information to understand and improve their patients' experiences during PCMH transformation. Comments regarding the proposed information collection must be submitted by December 23, 2016. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 23, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Morning Break: ER as Medical Home; Competing GOP Health Plans; Surgical Pimping
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - November 18, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

ASCO Launches Oncology Medical Home Model ASCO Launches Oncology Medical Home Model
The new oncology medical home model aims to help community oncology practices transition from volume-based to value-based care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patients with a ‘medical home’ more likely to take their meds
(Reuters Health) – People with common chronic diseases may be more likely to take their medication regularly when they’re treated at a patient-centered practice known as a medical home, according to a new U.S. study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news