Megan Tooley, Cardiovascular Roundtable
This week, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) launched a recognition program that aims to extend its successful Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model beyond primary care to specialty practices. The new Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) designation program provides clear guidelines for specialists looking to establish a role in patient-centered “medical neighborhoods,” and will recognize practices committed to providing team-based, coordinated care and enhancing communication with providers and patients across the continuum.
Specialists get a shot at patient-centered medical home model
Brian Maher, MPH
This week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the launch of the“Millions Hearts” Initiative - a collaborative program to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes across the next 5 years through clinical- and community-based prevention strategies. Lauded by many, the initiative sets an ambitious goal that will require a concerted and well-coordinated effort on the part of various stakeholders, including patients and providers, to achieve success.
CDC, CMS Launch The "Million Hearts" Initiative