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VCHI to Partner with Leading Experts to Advance Primary Care Measures That Matter

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The Virginia Center for Health Innovation (VCHI) has announced it will partner with leading experts, including partners from Virginia Health Information and the research team at The Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care. The partnership will focus on both replicating and building on previous research demonstrating the association between physician continuity with lower cost and hospitalizations and to implement a dissemination strategy to assure adoption of the continuity measure(s) by payer and provider organizations in the commonwealth of Virginia.

VCHI will utilize Virginia’s All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) to examine the relationship between continuity of care (Continuity) and hospitalizations, total costs, and low-value care delivery and spending. Continuity is defined as the amount of patient encounters that are concentrated among physicians.

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