Provider groups support PCMHs; Adults over 45 with multiple chronic conditions on the rise;

> Two former high-ranking employees of facilities operations at New York Presbyterian Hospital pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme and mail fraud conspiracy, the U.S. Department of Justice announced yesterday. That brings the total to six companies and 15 individuals that have pleaded guilty or been convicted in the federal antitrust investigation. Announcement

> The American College of Physicians and Society of General Internal Medicine are throwing their support toward the patient-centered medical home model for the "medically homeless." Statement (.pdf)

> The number of adults over 45 with multiple chronic conditions increased between 2000 and 2010, up 35 percent for whites, 31 percent for Hispanics and 20 percent for African Americans, according to a report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Report

> The National Institutes of Health yesterday launched an Office of Emergency Care Research to improve outcomes for emergency care patients. Website

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