Joy greeted yesterday’s CMS announcement that 500 practices have been enrolled in a new public-private initiative to support the nation’s struggling primary care physicians. That was the reaction, anyway, of Pamela Coyle-Toerner, CEO and President of Queen City Physicians in Cincinnati, one of many Allscripts EHR clients to be selected for the program. “It’s fun to see primary care providers getting the attention and respect they deserve,” Coyle-Toerner told It Takes A Community. “The government gets it, now we need the rest of the care community to get it. … We’re trying to make sure that primary care survives as a profession. These providers can truly help us, as a country, survive the cost crisis that we have.” CMS seems to agree. The Comprehensive Primary Care initiative (CPC) is the latest in a series of federal efforts to reinvigorate primary […]
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