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A new brief by the
According to the brief, providing preventive care and managing chronic conditions is difficult to achieve given that health center patients are typically uninsured which makes achieving the MCO high performance benchmark very rigorous for health centers. Despite these challenges the study found that more than one in every ten health centers was high-performing and those high-performing health centers reported a diabetes control rate of 79 percent--17 percentage points above the Medicaid MCO high-performance benchmark. These health centers also exceeded the high-performance benchmark on blood pressure control and receipt of a Pap test.
Comparing lower-performing and high-performing health centers, the study also found high-performing health centers were concentrated in specific states including
They also note that the "share of patients with
To read the brief please visit: http://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/8447.pdf
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