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Bringing into focus a clear and distinct view of the rest of this decade in Texas health care. Offering a sharp perception of what lies ahead and what we must change to keep us all healthy.
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Colo. medical-home pilot seen to cut ER visits - Modern Physician

Colo. medical-home pilot seen to cut ER visits - Modern Physician | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

It was a bumpy road, but leaders from Colorado's patient-centered medical home  pilot say the effort seems to have reduced emergency-department visits and  hopitalizations, especially among patients with chronic disease.

 

TMA supports the use of the PCMH model in Medicare, Texas Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans. Public and private payers have, increasingly, been looking to this model as a way to reduce fragmented care, lower costs, avoid repetitive and costly procedures, and improve patient outcomes. Given the budget constraints that Texas faces and a growing population with unique health care needs, the PCMH offers the potential for Medicaid cost savings as well as improved patient outcomes and physician and provider satisfaction.

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A population health approach to wellness

A population health approach to wellness | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Population health encompasses the distribution of health outcomes within a population.

 

Personal accountability plus team-based preventive care will keep us healthier -- and save us money. 

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Noting challenges, doc groups laud medical homes - Modern Physician

"Two large physician organizations are praising the patient-centered medical home  model as a way to provide more-coordinated care, engage patients and families,  and improve healthcare quality."

 

TMA supports the use of the PCMH model in Medicare, Texas Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans. Public and private payers have, increasingly, been looking to this model as a way to reduce fragmented care, lower costs, avoid repetitive and costly procedures, and improve patient outcomes. Given the budget constraints that Texas faces and a growing population with unique health care needs, the PCMH offers the potential for Medicaid cost savings as well as improved patient outcomes and physician and provider satisfaction.

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CMS to evaluate advanced primary-care demo - Modern Physician

CMS to evaluate advanced primary-care demo - Modern Physician | Healthy Vision 2020 | Scoop.it

Consider that the costliest 1 percent of patients in the United States account for more than 20 percent of what the nation spends on health care. They are older patients with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other serious chronic conditions. Many have multiple health problems, and their relatives might not be helping with their care. Most have private insurance and are white and female.

 

TMA supports the use of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model in Medicare, Texas Medicaid, and commercial insurance plans. Public and private payers have, increasingly, been looking to this model as a way to reduce fragmented care, lower costs, avoid repetitive and costly procedures, and improve patient outcomes. Given the budget constraints that Texas faces and a growing population with unique health care needs, the PCMH offers the potential for Medicaid cost savings as well as improved patient outcomes and physician and provider satisfaction.

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