Tag Archives: primary

Hospitals, doctors and Gawande laud new CMS primary care model, but will practices stay?

The new CMS primary care payment program unveiled this week won tentative buy-in from doctors, hospitals and healthcare players across the political spectrum. The so-called Primary Cares Initiative set lofty goals, including getting a quarter of providers and beneficiaries to sign up. The program, however, is fully voluntary, and some paths carry significant downside risk. That… Read More »

Medical education fails trainees interested in primary care

“She is meant for more than just primary care,” mused an attending on my internal medicine rotation in medical school. He was referring to a particularly adept resident with whom we were working. This resident was planning on practicing clinic-based general internal medicine. I wasn’t sure why this attending disclosed his thoughts regarding this resident… Read More »

EDs could save $8.3B annually with better primary care, study finds

Dive Brief: More effective primary care could save emergency departments an estimated $ 8.3 billion annually, according to a new Premier analysis. Of 24 million visits by patients with certain chronic conditions in 2017, 4.3 million were potentially avoidable. Patients with those conditions contributed to nearly 60% of all ED visits at nearly 750 hospitals… Read More »