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Primary Care

Primary care doctors and other primary care providers are the front line of health care delivery, where opportunities to enhance patient health are greatest. How can we make the most of comprehensive primary care to drive value?

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New Marketplace

Navigating the Good Ship Payment Reform

In navigating toward payment reform, where are we going, and what’s the motive for getting there?

Figure 3 Physician Feedback Reports Quality Improvement Structure Options for Tailored Output and Capacity to View Patient-Level Data

Leadership

Making Physician Feedback Reports More Effective

Feedback reports can lead to the success or failure of performance improvement efforts, depending on their underlying architecture and adherence to evidence-based design guidelines.

Family Physicians EHR Use by Time of Day

Care Redesign

Infographic: Date Night with the EHR

Studies have found that physicians spend nearly 30 hours per month working on the EHR in their homes — including morning and evening hours over the weekend.

Leadership

How to Have a High-Performing Employed Medical Group Without a Hospital Subsidy

It’s a generally accepted view that all hospital-employed physician groups are constitutionally incapable of operating without financial support from the hospital. PinnacleHealth Medical Group found that commonsense tactics can eliminate the need for hospitals to expend precious resources to support employed physicians.

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New Marketplace

Jumping into Value-Based Reimbursement with Two Feet

What payers would like to see when it comes to engagement in value-based reimbursement and building healthier outcomes.

Patrick Conway and David Cutler head shots

New Marketplace

The Highest Quality at a Lower Cost? We Don’t Have That Yet

David Cutler asks Patrick Conway what worked and what didn’t at CMS, advice he’d give to the Trump administration, and his predictions on Medicare and Medicaid.

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Value-Based Compensation Model

New Marketplace

Changing Health Care Compensation by Rewarding Value-Based Outcomes

Fee-for-service compensation is unsustainable, but what is the solution? Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s proactive new payment model reduces payment for low-value care and uses the savings to reward high-value care.

New Marketplace

Changing How We Pay for Primary Care

Primary care accounts for more than half of the United States’ office visits, but direct spending on primary care is only a tiny portion of our nation’s total health cost.

New Marketplace

The MACRA Final Rule: Five Crucial Questions Asked and Answered

MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”

New Marketplace

The Big Tent of Value-Based Care Has Room for Big Pharma

Drug companies must join providers, payers, and patients in seeing themselves as stakeholders.

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