Medical Home Monitor, July 5, 2011
July 5, 2011 Volume III, No. 29

  1. Care Coordination Model Positively Impacts People Living with Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease

  2. Adventist Medical Home for High-Risk 'Poly' Members Cuts PMPM Costs by One-Third

  3. New Chart: Staffing to Reduce Avoidable ER Use

  4. Kansas Patient-Centered Medical Home Announces Pilot Sites

  5. Fast-Tracked Intervention Targets Adult Dental Frequent ED Utilizers

  6. Q&A: How can the medical home help to reduce avoidable ER visits?
    (Open access until July 17.)

  7. AAP Issues Guidelines for Transitioning Adolescents to Adult Medical Home

  8. Craneware Physician Revenue Toolkit Helps Hospitals Manage Multiple Physician Operations

  9. HealthSounds Podcast: Healthcare Performance Improvement: Exceeding Core Measure Targets for Value-Based Reimbursement

  10. Humana-Allscripts Launch Medical Home EHR Rewards Program

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