|Putting Patient-Centered Care in Place|
Moving to a PCMH Model
In theory, all providers would say they offer patient-centered care. In practice, however, there is often a disconnect when it comes to how care is actually delivered in the United States...
|Frustrating “Doc Fix”|
Medical professionals call congressional 10-month delay on SGR cuts “another patch” for “ticking time bomb” of deeper Medicare cuts in 2013
Doctors dodged a bullet on March 1 when Congress deferred steep physician payment cuts under the Medicare program until 2013. Instead of a collective sigh of relief,...
|Preparing for the Onslaught|
Public Health Braces for Increasing Need, Decreasing Funds
“The biggest threat that we have today is the stability of the public health system itself,” declared Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), executive director of the American Public Health Association...
|A Better Foundation|
Unusual partnership unveils next generation PCMH model
Last February, shortly after Brad Wilson took over as CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), he and UNC Health Care System CEO Bill Roper, MD, MPH,..
|Nurturing the Family-Practice Pipeline|
Healthcare faces the challenge of a primary-care shortage
Tasha Wilbert-Starks is a prime example of how early exposure to science, math and the medical sciences helps grow a doctor and, in Wilbert-Starks’ case, a primary-care physician...
SHARON H. FITZGERALD