Primary care physicians in the U.S. were least likely to report receiving notifications when a patient is seen elsewhere for after-hours care, among other findings.
17 Dec 2019
Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.
1 May 2015
ACP's High Value Care Coordination Toolkit features resources to improve referrals and care coordination between primary care physicians and specialists, eliminate waste and duplicative care, and create more efficiency in care delivery.
21 Oct 2014
While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
1 Oct 2022
Yul Ejnes, MD, MACP, a past chair of ACP's Board of Regents, a practicing internist in Cranston, R.I., and a member of ACP Internist's editorial board, continues his monthly column at KevinMD.com.
25 Nov 2014
The sobering decline in U.S. life expectancy reaffirms the exigency of health care reform anchored in a proactive and comprehensive approach.
1 Oct 2023
The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is working on a project for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology about personal health records (PHRs), rural health and care coordination.
4 Jun 2013
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released in March its new Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition program, the first standards developed by a nationally recognized quality-promoting organization that reflect a specialty/subspecialty practice's efforts to improve care coordination with primary care physicians.
1 May 2013
Effective two-way communication between primary and subspecialty care practices can improve referrals and care coordination for both by making some basic infrastructure adjustments.
1 Jul 2017
The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Work Group recommends targeting a standardized systolic blood pressure less than 120 mm Hg in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are not receiving dialysis, among other guidance.
22 Jun 2021