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Leading medical groups urge Congress to stop steep Medicaid cuts

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) convened October 27, 2014 in Washington, DC to urge Congress to extend current-law payment parity for primary care and immunization services under Medicaid for at least two years. Absent congressional action, federal support [...]

Importance of behavioral health care affirmed with supplement to the 2007 Joint Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home

In the March/April issue of Annals, six national family medicine organizations outline a set of joint principles that recognizes the centrality of behavioral health care (defined as mental health care, substance abuse care, health behavior change and attention to family and other psychosocial factors) to the patient-centered medical home. These new principles supplement the Joint [...]

Chronic Diseases May Stem From Bacteria-Immune System ‘Fight’

Results from a study conducted at Georgia State University suggest that a “fight” between bacteria normally living in the intestines and the immune system, kicked off by another type of bacteria, may be linked to two types of chronic disease. The study suggests that the “fight” continues after the instigator bacteria have been cleared by [...]

3rd Annual Medical Management In Medicare Advantage: Payer/Provider Collaborative Care Summit, 13-15 August, 2012, San Diego, CA

With over 200 attendees at our launch event, our Collaborative Care Summit has established itself as one of the premier Medical Management conferences. This August in San Diego, CA our 2012 program will continue to provide the “next generation” medical management tactics that Health Plans, Hospitals and Physician Group’s require in the current economic climate. [...]