Online Patient Access to Visit Notes Generates Positive Early Reviews From Patients and Primary Care Physicians
Primary care doctors offer patients online access to office visit notes, generating high levels of satisfaction and multiple benefits for both patients and physicians.
Senior Center Provides Coaching and Self-Management Support to Community-Dwelling Elders, Reducing Disability Days and Hospitalizations and Enhancing Activities of Daily Living
A senior center–based practitioner meets with functionally independent, community-dwelling seniors to assess risk factors and develop a targeted self-management plan, and conducts followup visits and telephone calls with the seniors over a 6-month period to help them adhere to the plan. The program has led to fewer disability days and risk factors for disability, improved self-reported health status and ability to perform activities of daily living, and reduced inpatient utilization.
Medicaid Reimbursement and Training Enable Primary Care Providers to Deliver Preventive Dental Care at Well-Child Visits, Enhancing Access for Low-Income Children
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.
Medical Home Features Small Panels, Long Visits, Outreach, and Caregiver Collaboration, Leading to Less Staff Burnout, Better Access and Quality, and Lower Utilization
A patient-centered medical home features smaller panel sizes and longer visits, pre- and postvisit outreach and care management, close communication and collaboration between physicians and other caregivers, upgrades to and better use of existing technology, and the elimination of productivity-based bonuses, leading to less staff burnout, fewer ambulatory sensitive admissions and emergency department visits, higher physician satisfaction, and improvements in access to and quality of care.
Public-Private Partnership Supports Medical Homes in Managing Medicaid Enrollees via Disease/Case Management and Other Initiatives, Leading to Higher Quality and Significant Cost Savings
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.
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