Medical Home Monitor, September 19, 2011
September 19, 2011 Volume III, No. 34

  1. McKesson Launches Medical Home Tools for Small Primary Care Practices

  2. 4 Key First-Year Returns from CIGNA Texas Collaborative Accountable Care Program

  3. First Family Medicine Residency Program in New York in 15 Years Receives National Accreditation

  4. 7 Domains of NCQA's Fall ACO Accreditation Program

  5. Half of Primary Care Doctors Work With NPs and PAs

  6. New Chart: Top Tactics for Patients Recently Discharged from the ED

  7. Hackensack University Medical Center Piloting ACO for Employee Health Plan

  8. Q&A: How Do You Screen for Non-emergent Patients in the ER? (Open access until October 2.)

  9. Registries Boost Care Accountability for High-Risk and Special Needs Patients

  10. HealthSounds Podcast: The Role of the Embedded Case Manager in Clinical Transformation

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