Medical Home Monitor, May 7, 2012
May 7, 2012 Volume IV, No. 8

  1. CMS 'Independence at Home' Demo Tests Delivery of Primary Care via House Calls

  2. Avalere Identifies 5 Practices That Lead to Successful Hospital-to-Home Transitions

  3. Training in Meditation, Communication Can Improve Quality of Primary Care

  4. 62 Percent of Patients Report Primary Care Providers Deliver Better Care

  5. AHRQ Videonovelas Help Spanish-Speaking Patients Compare Diabetes Treatments

  6. New Chart: ACO Success Metrics

  7. Wellmark BCBS, Iowa Health System Launch State's First Commercial Health Plan ACO

  8. Proposed HCAHPS Measure Would Evaluate Quality of Care Transitions

  9. Q&A: How do Web-Based Tools Enhance Telephonic Case Management?

  10. Telemonitoring Helps Geisinger Health Plan to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions

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