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CareFirst: Team-based care slowing growth in costs

CareFirst: Team-based care slowing growth in costs

A CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield program that rewards physicians for providing team-based care helped slow the growth of medical spending and keep patients out of the hospital in 2014, the insurer announced Thursday. CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, or PCMH, program organizes ...

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Kennedy Krieger project gets $1.6M grant

Kennedy Krieger project gets $1.6M grant

The Interactive Autism Network (IAN), a project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute supported by the Simons Foundation, was approved today for a three-year $1.6 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to be part of PCORnet, the National ...

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UMMC President Rivest to retire

The president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center will retire at the end of August. Jeffery A. Rivest has led the hospital since 2004. John Ashworth, the University of Maryland Medical System’s senior vice president for network ...

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Hunt Valley hospice part of Medicare model

Hunt Valley-based Gilchrist Hospice Care, the largest hospice organization in Maryland, has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced this month by Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who ...

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Towson program earns 3-year funding award

TOWSON – PI Connect, a program of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), has been approved for a three-year funding award by the Washington, D.C.-based Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as part of the second phase of the development of PCORnet, ...

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