Navigation Links
Independence Blue Cross teams with American College of Physicians to improve primary care
Date:12/12/2011

Philadelphia - Independence Blue Cross (IBC) today announced a new collaboration with the American College of Physicians (ACP) to improve primary care. IBC is offering up to 100 practices free, one-year access to a new on-line tool that will help identify ways to better serve their patients. The tool, known as the Medical Home Builder 2.0, is the most recent example of how IBC is working with area physicians and respected professional organizations to promote patient-centered care. Since the beginning of 2011, IBC has more than tripled the number of recognized practices to nearly 200 in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The ACP Medical Home Builder 2.0 (MHB) helps practices analyze how they currently deliver patient care and identify ways to be more efficient. Physicians and their office staff can use the tool to improve scheduling, patient education, and coordination of care.

Practices recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home function as a physician led team making sure patients, particularly those with chronic illnesses, receive key tests, take medication as directed, and are actively engaged in their own care with resources to stay well. Modules of this on-line program help the practice meet the medical home standards established by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and other accrediting agencies. Practices must satisfy these criteria to be recognized and to receive enhanced payments from health plans. The ACP introduced the first version of MHB in 2009 and it has been successfully used by more than 1,500 practices nationwide.

"Many practices are interested in becoming a medical home, but are struggling to know where to begin," said Richard Snyder, MD, chief medical officer for Independence Blue Cross. "Medical Home Builder 2.0 is a great roadmap for practices. ACP understands how physicians think and organize their practice. They built a strong, practical resource intended for small and medium size offices."

'/>"/>
Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Physicians Urged to Declare Independence from Government, Other Third Parties
2. Electronic Cigarettes and the Declaration of Independence
3. Under Armour Launches UA Freedom Initiative in Celebration of Independence Day
4. Aging in place preserves seniors independence, reduces care costs, MU researchers find
5. Depression Threatens Independence of Stroke Survivors
6. Cochlear Appoints Switched on Media to Develop its SEO Across the Asia Pacific Region
7. Blue Cross Claim That 39% Premium Hikes Due Only to Escalating Cost of Health Care Trigger Calls for Regulation of Rates
8. Red Cross Raises More Than $32 Million Via Mobile Giving Program
9. Epigenetic signals differ across alleles
10. American Red Cross Issues One-Month Progress Report for Haiti Earthquake
11. Anthem Blue Cross of California Agrees to Request From California Department of Insurance for Additional Time to Re-Review Rate Increase
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) is a comprehensive high-tech ... marketing of a series of induction heating equipment. Today, ... of induction brazing equipments . , According to ... refers to the joining of two or more ... manager says that there are fundamental differences in the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 This is a professional ... global Sterilizers industry with a focus on the Chinese ... status of the Sterilizers manufacturers and is a valuable ... interested in the industry. This report provides a basic ... manufacturing technology. In this part, the report presents the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “TS-1 (Colorectal Cancer) – Forecast and ... landscape, unmet needs, current pipeline and commercial opportunities in ... which is typically used for treating colorectal cancer. It ... gastric cancer and pancreatic cancer. TS-1 is composed of ... approved in 1999 in Japan for the treatment of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 26, 2014 Recently, iFitDress.com, the popular ... women, has announced its new selection of black one-shoulder ... on sale now; they are available at discounted prices, up ... “The promotion will last for three weeks only. You know, ... Those who are interested in our new items can visit ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched its Christmas ... BellasDress has chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, vintage ... holiday season. , Now, BellasDress.com features popular women’s ... at discount prices. The business hopes everyone can have ... , “All our elegant products are made with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2
... treatment failure in more than 90 percent of metastatic ... rates. Dean Ho, an associate professor of ... a tiny carbon particle called a nanodiamond may offer ... In studies of liver and breast cancer models in ...
... Institute of Technology have found support for the theory that ... it stores readily available items. Memory researchers have long debated ... capacity and function of each layer is. In a ... Cognitive Psychology, researchers found that short-term memory is made ...
... Ortega, MD, an anesthesiologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC) ... of Medicine (BUSM), received a Letter of Commendation from ... video on pulse oximetry. The video, which has been ... a major component of the WHO,s efforts to improve ...
... Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, March ... and family life, fueled by constant availability via cell ... women, a new study finds. Researchers from the ... American workers to determine gender differences in how men ...
... with taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ... of elevations in a particular inflammatory factor in the ... of Gastroenterology , investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital ... baseline levels of a novel inflammatory marker indicated increased ...
... 100 million Americans may currently be misclassified as having ... the Veterans Affairs Health Care System in Minneapolis and ... show that these people are not actually more likely ... i.e. below 120/80. Taylor and colleagues, article in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Tiny gems take big step toward battling cancer 2Health News:New study proves the brain has 3 layers of working memory 2Health News:BMC doctor recognized by World Health Organization for pulse oximetry training video 2Health News:Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says 2Health News:Women Feel More Guilt, Distress About Work Intrusions at Home, Study Says 3Health News:Aspirin's ability to protect against colorectal cancer may depend on inflammatory pathways 2Health News:Redefining normal blood pressure 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced today that the first patient ... Institute. KX2-361 (KX02), a dual src/pre-tubulin inhibitor, ... inhibitory activity against a broad panel of brain tumor ... (T98G), the most widely used chemotherapy for the treatment ... model, KX2-361 consistently clears brain tumors after 4 weeks ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. , Dec. ... MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific ... significant unmet medical need and commercial potential, today ... placement of 2,050,000 shares of its common stock ... of its common stock.  Funds under the management ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today announced its ... device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. The ... below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an order prohibiting BMC ... the United States : , iVolve nasal ... nasal pillows mask , iVolve full face mask ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... , STUART, Fla., ... is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Joseph Farish and ... is s graduate of the University of Florida (Bachelor of Arts ... been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 59 ...
... LONDON and PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 In a ... experienced a median survival of 14 months when treated with ... results of the Phase III study in HER2-positive metastatic breast ... Breast Cancer Symposium, held in San Antonio, Texas (Dec. 9 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Liberator Medical Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Addition of Mr. Joseph Farish and Mr. Robert S. Cuillo 2Liberator Medical Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Addition of Mr. Joseph Farish and Mr. Robert S. Cuillo 3Liberator Medical Strengthens its Board of Directors with the Addition of Mr. Joseph Farish and Mr. Robert S. Cuillo 4GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 2GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 3GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 4GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 5GSK Study Showed Targeted Therapy Combination Achieved 14 Month Overall Survival in Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer 6
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: