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It’s time for primary care to take advantage of advanced technology

With the U.S. underinvesting in ambulatory care, patients avoiding preventive visits and PCPs still overburdened, new IT and staffing strategies are needed. But one expert says fee-for-service payments are standing in the way. Read More

Team-based model of care

Jeff Bullard, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Product Strategy Officer for Catalyst Health Group, primary care providers, discusses the importance of integrating  pharmacists into care coordination  teams and how a team-based approach  can help improve medication adherence and overall patient health. Read More

Automatic refill and 90-day fill programs don’t improve medication adherence

Health care has fooled us into believing a number of myths that—taken at face value—sound logical and true. Here’s one of the most pervasive and dangerous myths: Pharmacy’s value comes from convenience and access. And here’s another one: 90-day fills, and automatic refills on prescriptions improve medication adherence and patient… Read More

How prospective payment models can transform primary care

Moving away from fee-for-service would spur innovation, team-based care. Read More

Health IT issues that deserve a second read – March 2022

One of the ways that Answers Media is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eight guest posts a week now, so in case you missed… Read More

Health IT issues that deserve a second read – March 2022

One of the ways that Answers Media is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eight guest posts a week now, so in case you missed… Read More

How Collin County healthcare providers are managing record population growth

Four Collin County leaders talk about how their organizations have met the challenge of keeping people healthy in the midst of a population explosion. Read More

How can practices stay on the winning side of payment transformation?

Talk to a roomful of primary care physicians (PCP) about the need to reduce burnout and burden in their profession, and you’ll see near-universal agreement. Float the idea that this sort of transformation requires a fundamental shift in how they think about payment, and the tone of the room grows… Read More

Expanding physician capacity through connected teams and technologies

Hundreds of primary care physicians (PCPs) comprise our network of independent providers—the largest of its kind in the Southwest. And I bet 100% of them believe that, as a profession, PCPs lack access to the data, technologies and teams needed to maximize their impact on patient health. As a result,… Read More

Episode 14: Crossing the Chasm from Fee-for-Service to Prospective Payment

Years of operating in a fee-for-service environment have made it difficult for many physicians to envision working under a prospective payment model. In this episode of Primary First, we continue our conversation with Dr. Stephen Buksh and discuss some of the things that have allowed him and his practice to… Read More