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Tag: primary care physician

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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

Feb. 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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Primary care was suffering before COVID-19

Oct. 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 […]

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The primary care physician and the Triple Aim – A team effort

March 15, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

There is a lot expected of the primary care physician (PCP) when he or she engages in a value-based care arrangement. Reducing total cost of care for a patient population […]

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Why should a primary care physician consider readmission rates as a reasonable quality-of-care indicator?

Dec. 5, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“Readmission rates apply to hospitals.  As a primary care physician, I don’t have control over hospitals so why should I be on the hook for this?”  This is a question […]

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Working 22.6 hours a day: Alert fatigue, guidelines and “left of boom” opportunities in health care

Sept. 25, 2015 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Where do alerts fit in a physician’s 22.6 hour day? When I’m travelling around the country interacting with healthcare leaders and health systems, I mostly see valiant efforts to improve […]

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Half of Primary Care Physicians Think Quality Metrics Have a Negative Impact on Quality

Aug. 12, 2015 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Commonwealth Fund/Kaiser Family Foundation survey, 50 percent of PCPs report that quality metrics have a negative impact on their ability to provide quality care to their patients.i If […]