Family physicians are dealing with a lot of issues tied to health care reform and the introduction of a variety of new delivery of care and payment models. There are resources available, however, that can help FPs sort out one model from another and, thus, help them anticipate the future of health care for their practice.
AAFP resources include:
- AAFP Policies: Medicare Payment
- CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
- Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative
- Family Practice Management: "The Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: What You Need to Know"
- Family Practice Management: "PCMH and ACO: Opposed or Mutually Supportive?"
- Family Practice Management: "Should Your Practice Participate in a Quality-Reporting Program?"
- Family Practice Management: "What Family Physicians Need to Know About ACOs"
- Medicare Physician Payment
- Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- Policy Brief on Physician Payment Innovations and Medical Liability Reform(8 page PDF)
- Principles for Physician Payment Reform to Support the Patient-Centered Medical Home (Position Paper)
TransforMED resources include:
Other resources available online include:
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Healthcare Innovations Exchange(www.innovations.ahrq.gov)
- Benefits of Implementing the Primary Care Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Review of Cost and Quality Results(www.pcpcc.net)
- CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation(www.innovations.cms.gov)
- Fact Sheet: Medicare-Medicaid Advanced Primary Care Demonstration Initiative(healthreform.gov)
- Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute(www.hci3.org)
- Medicare's Advance Payment ACO Model(innovation.cms.gov)
- Medicare Shared Savings program(www.cms.gov)
- Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative(www.pcpcc.net)
- Pilots & Demonstrations (Self-Reported)(www.pcpcc.net)
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