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May 21, 2013 - To provide more effective and efficient care for beneficiaries with complex health needs, Medicaid programs in some states have turned to local community health teams to augment the capacity of physician practices. A new report examines multidisciplinary community health team programs in eight states.
May 16, 2013 - An editorial by The Commonwealth Fund's David Blumenthal and Melinda Abrams explores one approach to addressing the primary care workforce shortage: using nurse practitioners to provide a wide range of primary care services.
May 16, 2012 - The Evaluators' Collaborative has developed a core set of standardized measures to evaluate cost, utilization, and clinical quality outcomes in PCMH evaluation studies. A May 16 webinar offered detail about the consensus process and the recommended measures.
April 30, 2013 - In a new post, David Blumenthal, M.D., and Robin Osborn point out that both drawing from and contributing to the body of international health policy research will be an important responsibility for U.S. health services researchers and policymakers as we undergo dramatic health system change.