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.
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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.
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