Normally the Beavercreek and Sunnyside Health Centers in Clackamas County, Oregon are closed on weekends. But this past Saturday, both clinics were open and they were both busy treating underinsured or uninsured adults who lack dental care. Thanks to the efforts of staff within the county’s Health, Housing & Human Services, and with grants from Health Share of Oregon and Family Care, about 115 adults received dental care.[Read more…] about Dental Health Fair
Follow the NCQA Roadmap
Once a practice has committed to achieving NCQA accreditation, the real work of transformation begins. The process can take months to complete with organization and planning being crucial to a smooth transition. Here are a few tips for moving a practice smoothly to a recognized patient-centric model:[Read more…] about Preparing for NCQA Accreditation
Has it Lived Up to Expectations?
As the second Open Enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begins on November 15th, it seems appropriate to look at what it has accomplished. Did all the dire warnings come true? It appears not. Has the delivery of health care services been pointed in a new direction? Definitely.[Read more…] about The Affordable Care Act — 1 Year Later
Part 1: Why Bother
Because it works. The evidence is beginning to build now that team-based medical practices around the country are seeing and reporting their results. As early as 2011, the Annals of Family Medicine reported that team-based medical care reduced physician burnout and brought staff satisfaction back to the practices.[Read more…] about Creating Your Team-Based Practice