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HHS Historic Announcement: Timelines to Shift Medicare Payment from Volume to Value Starting 2016

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In a meeting with nearly two dozen leaders representing consumers, insurers, providers, and business leaders, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program, [...]

Sad Passing of Warren Stanton, MD

Dec 3, 2014

It is with great sadness that I must share with you that one of our Primary PartnerCare colleagues, Warren Stanton, MD, passed away at home on Sunday, November 30th. Dr. Stanton practiced internal medicine for [...]

Small Primary Care Physician Practices Have Low Rates Of Preventable Hospital Admissions

Aug 14, 2014

Nearly two-thirds of US office-based physicians work in practices of fewer than seven physicians. It is often assumed that larger practices provide better care, although there is little evidence for or against this assumption. What [...]

Krozer-Keystone Creates Program for “Superusers”

Jun 19, 2014

A family practice affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System is trying a “high touch, low-tech” approach for a certain population of patients sometimes called “frequent fliers” or “super users.” Dr. Bill Warning leads Crozer’s Healthcare Hotspotting and [...]

Medicare Data Show Wide Differences In ACOs’ Patient Care

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Networks of doctors and hospitals set up under the Affordable Care Act to improve patients’ health and save money for Medicare are having varying rates of success in addressing their patients’ diabetes and heart disease, [...]