From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a popular approach that primary care practices can take to transform themselves into medical homes. While NCQA has a subspecialty certification model, that isn’t really oncology-specific. However, Consultants in Medical Oncology & Hematology (CMOH), a community-based medical oncology practice in Pennsylvania, has been able to apply the principles of the PCMH model to improve the way it provides care, in the process becoming the first oncology practice that NCQA has recognized as a level III PCMH — and, it says, reaping tremendous benefits in… Read more
From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Since launching its patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program in 2011, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield has continued to expand the program. And with that expansion have come savings: The insurer said recently that it had spent $609 million less than expected on medical costs in the program’s four years. Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - With consumers and employers looking to trim coverage costs while ensuring high-quality care, public and private insurance exchanges might be an ideal vehicle for insurance plans that include an accountable care organization (ACO). Only a handful of ACO plans, however, are being marketed on either type of exchange. Read more
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