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Care coordination in U.S. may lag behind other countries, report finds

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2019/12/17/2.htm
17 Dec 2019

Taking the mystery out of care coordination management

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.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2015/05/tips.htm
1 May 2015

ACP toolkit improves care coordination between primary care and specialists

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2014/10/21/7.htm
21 Oct 2014

Is mastering coding worth the time?

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.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2022/10/is-mastering-coding-worth-the-time.htm
1 Oct 2022

Need better care coordination? There's a toolkit for that

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2014/11/25/11.htm
25 Nov 2014

Transforming health care to improve U.S. life expectancy

The sobering decline in U.S. life expectancy reaffirms the exigency of health care reform anchored in a proactive and comprehensive approach.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/10/transforming-health-care-to-improve-us-life-expectancy.htm
1 Oct 2023

Using personal health records for chronic care coordination

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2013/06/04/8.htm
4 Jun 2013

NCQA recognizes specialists' efforts at care coordination

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.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2013/05/PCMH.htm
1 May 2013

Ensuring quality referrals and effective care coordination

Effective two-way communication between primary and subspecialty care practices can improve referrals and care coordination for both by making some basic infrastructure adjustments.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2017/07/ensuring-quality-referrals-and-effective-care-coordination.htm
1 Jul 2017

Guideline issued on blood pressure management in CKD

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/22/4.htm
22 Jun 2021

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