Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Tag: PCP

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How is your doctor like your auto mechanic?

October 18, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

Bringing your car to a mechanic is a lot like going to the doctor. Auto mechanics and doctors both work within a predominantly fee-for-service system where information asymmetry prevails. Information […]

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Should health insurance include primary care?

July 14, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

Insurance protects against losses from unexpected events. Health insurance that protects against the unlikely risk of major surgery or hospitalization makes sense, since the financial impact of a major medical […]

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Value-based care is a team effort

June 11, 2021 / By Steve Delaronde

The three-legged stool that supports primary care in a successful value-based practice includes data analytics, care coordination and patient outreach. The primary care provider (PCP) cannot perform all these roles, […]

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Commodifying medicine: Strengthening the digital health revolution through the patient-physician relationship

May 28, 2021 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

“Almost any time we allow the life support systems of our planet or society to be commodified, it drives other breakdowns.” – Tristan Harris There is a tremendous amount of […]

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Aligned incentives through Episodes of Care

May 17, 2021 / By Rick Kresinske

Ever heard a primary care physician (PCP) in a value-based payment (VBP) contract say they shouldn’t be responsible for a patient they’ve never seen? Have your non-PCP, specialty providers (specialists) […]

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Patients benefit when we help physicians fill knowledge gaps

May 3, 2021 / By Adam Rothschild, MD

More so than health care providers in other specialties, primary care physicians (PCPs) are especially attuned to both quality and cost of care. Although our ordering decisions are evaluated for […]

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Empowering primary care: Better access to trusted data

February 17, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Primary care is the foundation to a high value, high functioning system that meets the needs of people and communities.” – Elizabeth Mitchell, president and CEO of the Purchaser Business […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Empowering primary care with better access to trusted data

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the 3M Inside Angle podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore and with me, today, is Beth Bortz who’s named President and CEO of the […]

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Health insurers asked to spend an additional $2.5 billion on primary care: Why?

January 29, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Current payment models are inadequate for the full scope of work in primary care. Last month, the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH) and the California Medical Association (CMA) addressed […]

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COVID-19 vaccine distribution: Independent primary care practices are suffering

January 6, 2021 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We’ve had months and months to plan. We have expert guidance on how to prioritize COVID-19 vaccine distribution in ways most likely to benefit all Americans, and yet in the […]

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Primary care was suffering before COVID-19

October 7, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care is the doorway to health care in the United States—at least in theory. The trust established between a patient and their primary care physician (PCP) allows the physician […]

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Specialist cost and quality: What do primary care physicians need to know?

March 4, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care physicians (PCPs) want data that can be used to better serve their patients. If they can easily access timely and relevant data, they will use it. Cost, quality […]