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Dr. James Holly

As the Affordable Care Act is deployed by the federal government, there is more and more anxiety about whether there will be enough primary care providers to take care of all of the new people who will have insurance. Regrettably, the problem might be less severe than previously thought because it now appears that there will be tens of millions who will still be without insurance. One of the solutions to the primary care dilemma is seen in reforming the way physicians are paid.

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Cardiovascular risk assessment is important in your healthcare planning. For more detail review the 14-part series published in 2005 online at www.setma.com/your-life-your-health/cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors. Even though these articles were prepared eight years ago, they are still valid as a foundation for you understanding your risk of developing heart disease.
At a minimum, once you are over 45, your annual cardiovascular risk assessment should include:

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Why is medication reconciliation a subject worthy of special consideration in a medical home setting? To answer that question, consider active conversations which went on among high school students during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

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The following is a review of the requirements for using the new Transition of Care Management Codes (TCM) with a review of the process development, which SETMA has done to make it possible for SETMA providers to respond to this opportunity for enhanced reimbursement with clarity and accuracy.

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In the February 2013 issue of Health Affairs, an article appeared titled, “Patient and Family Engagement: A Framework For Understanding The Elements And Developing Interventions and Policies.” This article provides significant insight into changing roles of patients and providers in the “new structures” of healthcare delivery, such as patient-centered medical home, accountable care organizations and others.

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