Do Medical Home Physicians Really Communicate Any Better With Patients?


Probably not yet… I thing everyone would agree that Group Health of Seattle probably has a pretty good “take” on issues dealing with primary care redesign and the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).   That’s why I surprised by a recent comment on a Group Health blog from by Matt Handley, MD in response to an […]

Paying Patients to Take Their Medications Is Stupid


The New York Time reported recently on efforts by providers and payers to increase patient medication adherence through the use financial incentives paid to patients.  The article cited the use of small financial payments (<$100), awarded via lotteries, to patients that take Warfarin – an anti blood clotting medication. There is certainly nothing wrong with […]