Physician-Led Clinics Offer Integrated, Coordinated Care to High-Risk Seniors Under Capitated Contracts, Leading to Strong Performance on Quality Metrics, Low Inpatient Use, and High Patient Satisfaction 11/04/14

ChenMed is a physician-led practice serving more than 20,000 Medicare-eligible seniors through 36 centers in six States. ChenMed offers integrated, coordinated care under capitated contracts...

Hospital Gain-Sharing Program Offers Incentives to Physicians Based on Their Efficiency, Producing Significant Cost Savings Without Decline in Quality 03/17/14

In a 3-year pilot demonstration program with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 12 New Jersey hospitals known as the New Jersey Care Integration Consortium participated in a...

Hospital-Affiliated Physician Group Offers Modest Performance-Based Incentives to Salaried Physicians, Leading to Sustained Improvement on Quality-Related Metrics 03/07/14

The Massachusetts General Physicians Organization Quality Incentive Program offers modest financial incentives to salaried physicians every 6 months based on their performance on three designated...

State-Financed, Primary Care–Led, Accountable Care Collaborative Provides Comprehensive, Coordinated Care to Medicaid Beneficiaries, Reducing Admissions, Use of Imaging Services, and Costs 02/05/14

Authorized by the State legislature, the Colorado Accountable Care Collaborative is a primary care–based model for delivering coordinated care to Medicaid beneficiaries. Under this initiative, the...

Program Offering Free Dental Care in Exchange for Community Service Significantly Reduces Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits by Uninsured Individuals 01/26/14

The Dentists' Partnership in Battle Creek, MI, provides free oral health care to low-income, uninsured individuals in exchange for community service. Approximately 70 percent of the dentists in...


Communicating Critical Test Results Toolkit 03/19/08

This toolkit is designed to facilitate the communication of critical test results from the lab or nurse to the physician. Critical test results are defined as any test result that may result in serious outcomes for patients. Improving...

Prostate Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Health Professional Version) 12/17/07

This summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of prostate cancer.

The summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information...
Use of Tumor Markers in Gastrointestinal Cancer: 2006 Update Slide Set 12/17/07

This slide set provides an overall summary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2006 clinical practice guideline update of recommendations for the use of tumor markers in gastrointestinal cancer.

American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary for Patients and Their Families: Diagnosis of MS Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 12/17/07

This tool will help patients talk to their physicians about how multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • What is MS?
  • What are the symptoms of MS?
  • How will the doctor know...
Rectal Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for rectal cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about rectal cancer
  • Stages of rectal cancer
  • Recurrent...

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