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The CareMore Model and the Need to Better Coordinate Care for Dual Eligibles

The CareMore Model and the Need to Better Coordinate Care for Dual Eligibles
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In The Quiet Health-Care Revolution, an article by Adrian Slywotzky and Tom Main in the November issue of The Atlantic, the authors tell the story of CareMore, a for-profit company serving more than 50,000 elderly patients through 26 care centers located in Arizona, California, and Nevada.  Founded by Sheldon Zinberg, a gastroenterologist, CareMore was originally […]

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The Cost of (Not) Implementing Chronic Care Management

Filed in Chronic Health Conditions, Medical Homes by on October 24, 2009 6 Comments
The Cost of (Not) Implementing Chronic Care Management
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Health reform’s primary beneficiaries will be the uninsured, but it should also benefit those with “good” insurance.  We all know horror stories of well-insured relatives and friends driven from pillar to post in attempts to get good treatment for serious chronic conditions.  It too often seems that no one is in control: doctors aren’t paid […]

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Senator Baucus on Delivery System Reform

Filed in Medical Homes by on March 10, 2009 1 Comment
Senator Baucus on Delivery System Reform
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Tim Greaney, Director, Center for Health Law Studies Chester A. Myers Professor of Law Saint Louis University School of Law Senator Baucus’ March 3 press conference sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation Health Care Reform Newsmaker Series: Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) offered a few insights into the early state of the debate on health reform […]

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Model Wanted

Filed in Medical Homes, Physicians by on December 30, 2008 0 Comments
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The NY Times reports that according to Dr. Atul Gawande, a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, “there’s a drastic decline in the number of geriatricians – and just 300 new ones are being trained each year – yet the number of […]

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Alaskan “Medical Home” Approach

Filed in Medical Homes by on December 17, 2008 0 Comments
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A recent piece in the Anchorage Daily News highlights some health care successes worth noting. Southcentral Foundation serves the medical and other needs of Alaska Natives. Its network includes a primary care clinic and some specialty services and it jointly runs the Alaska Native Medical Center with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. Southcentral’s approach […]

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