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Policy Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children 9/10/2014
As part of a comprehensive initiative, State legislation enables trained primary care medical providers to receive Medicaid reimbursement for preventive dental care provided during well-child visits, enhancing access to these services for low-income children younger than 6 years.
Employer-Based Telephone Screening, Outreach, and Care Management for Depressed Workers Improves Clinical and Workplace Outcomes 8/27/2014
An employer-based intervention to systematically screen workers for depression; provide telephonic outreach for needs assessment, monitoring, and support; and conduct telephonic psychotherapy demonstrated significantly improved clinical and workplace outcomes.
Web-Facilitated Home Monitoring and Ongoing Pharmacist Support Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 8/27/2014
A patient-centered model of care for controlling hypertension incorporates three elements: education and training on use of an existing Web-based system, home monitoring of blood pressure, and periodic contact from pharmacists to review blood pressure readings and adjust therapy as needed.
Family Violence Prevention Program Significantly Improves Ability to Identify and Facilitate Treatment for Patients Affected by Domestic Violence 8/13/2014
Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Family Violence Prevention Program seeks to improve the identification, prevention, and treatment of domestic violence through a coordinated "systems model" approach, which includes a supportive environment that encourages disclosure of domestic violence to providers, routine screening of high-risk patients, referrals to onsite and community mental health services, and linkages to community resources.
Health Plan Leadership Promotes Shared Decisionmaking Through Use of Decision Aids by Surgeons, Contributing To Lower Joint Replacement Rates and Overall Health Care Costs 8/13/2014
A health plan supports providers in orthopedic clinics in distributing decision aids to patients and using shared decisionmaking, contributing to reductions in joint replacement surgeries and overall health care costs.
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Last updated: September 10, 2014.