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Research Shows Drop in Number of FPs Who Care for Children

Findings Portend Possible Gaps in Access

09/24/2014 — During the past decade, the number of family physicians who provide care for children in their practices has dropped, according to new study findings. The decline could lead to access gaps for children in certain locales, says one researcher.

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09/18/2014 — Virginia-based researchers tracked eight primary care practices to identify successful patient portal implementation strategies, finding that portal uptake among the practices ranged from 22.1 percent to 27.9 percent. Specific decisions made at the practice level appeared to explain differences in patient participation and underscored the importance of system and workflow design.

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09/17/2014 — Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission recently reviewed a performance report on accountable care organizations and discussed possible incentives to improve their level of savings.

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