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A Possible Solution to a Fragmented Health Care System

A Possible Solution to a Fragmented Health Care System
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Imagine for a moment that you could have a team of medical professionals dedicated to your health and well-being. A group of folks whose primary mission is to keep you from having to go to the hospital by engaging in preventative medicine and chronic disease management, while not sacrificing quality of care and bringing down the cost of health care. Sounds too good to be true right – well it isn’t. The promise of patient centered medical homes (PCMH) is all that and then some!

The PCMH model is often described as a comprehensive medical services delivery method that is centered around the patient and focused on quality of care and patient safety. The overarching objective is to develop a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their primary care physicians.

Across the nation the concept of PCMHs are taking hold. Over 9,000 medical practices and 43,000 clinics have earned this designation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance;the nation’s largest credentialing organization. The increasing cost of health care makes health care insurance more difficult for individuals, families, and businesses to afford. These increases in health care costs are attributable in part to inadequate coordination of care among providers, difficulties in accessing primary care, and a lack of engagement between patients and their primary care providers. The PCMH model is designed to enhance care coordination and promote high-quality, cost-effective care through patient-centered medical homes by engaging patients and their primary care providers.

 

Invest Like a Rockefeller ... in Fossil Fuel Free Mutual Funds

Invest Like a Rockefeller ... in Fossil Fuel Free Mutual Funds
BY LESLIE SAMUELRICH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Stanford is doing it. So are the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the cities of San Francisco and Seattle, the United Church of Christ and dozens o...

A Possible Solution to a Fragmented Health Care System

A Possible Solution to a Fragmented Health Care System
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Imagine for a moment that you could have a team of medical professionals dedicated to your health and well-being. A group of folks whose primary missio...

The Impact of Paid Sick Leave on Small Businesses

The Impact of Paid Sick Leave on Small Businesses
BY KEITH KREHEL
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

In recent months, it has become clear that many elected officials (at both the local and state level) have adopted the mindset that the...

Trouble Ahead for N.J. Road Repair Funding

Trouble Ahead for N.J. Road Repair Funding
BY BRIAN C. WAHLER
AND TIMOTHY C. McDONOUGH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

On June 30, it isn’t a pot hole that awaits the New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund. It is the end of the road.

We ha...

Trouble Ahead for N.J. Road Repair Funding

Trouble Ahead for N.J. Road Repair Funding
BY BRIAN C. WAHLER
AND TIMOTHY C. McDONOUGH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

On June 30, it isn’t a pot hole that awaits the New Jersey’s Transportation Trust Fund. It is the end of the road.

We ha...

Bob Menendez Persecution Continues

Bob Menendez Persecution Continues
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

Attempts to prosecute United States Senator Bob Menendez have run rampant over the past nine or ten years. First, it was announced...

Why We Shouldn’t Consider a Bachelor’s Degree a Luxury

Why We Shouldn’t Consider a Bachelor’s Degree a Luxury
BY TROY SINGLETON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

It’s becoming a luxury for many; yet failing to have a college degree can have significant financial repercussions.

I’m referring to t...

Exxon Settlement is Fair; Taking Issue with Bradley Campbell's Baseless Allegations

Exxon Settlement is Fair; Taking Issue with Bradley Campbell's Baseless Allegations
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Baseless allegations concerning the State’s proposed settlement with ExxonMobil were published today in the New York Times based on comments from a know...

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