Medical Home Monitor, April 16, 2012
April 16, 2012 Volume IV, No. 7

  1. Horizon BCBS-NJ Medical Home Curbs ER Visits, Readmissions by One-Quarter

  2. 27 ACOs Begin Participation in CMS Shared Savings Program

  3. Massachusetts Primary Care Among the Best, But Location Matters

  4. 7 Markets Chosen in Step 1 of Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

  5. Text Messaging Trial Helps Medicaid Patients with Diabetes

  6. New Chart: ACO Success Metrics

  7. Care Coordination Failures Among 6 Areas of Waste in Healthcare

  8. Tackling 5 Care Barriers That Boost ER Use by Medicaid Patients

  9. Q&A: How Is Performance Data Shared with Physicians?

  10. Training and Case Loads for Embedded Case Managers

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