CHA Physician Joins National Effort to Improve Primary Care


We all want health insurance that gives people the best possible coverage. Sometimes we forget that there’s a lot of work involved in developing programs that ensure people receive the best care. Dr. Kirsten Meisinger intends to do just that in her newly appointed position as national co-chair of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. In this role, she is overseeing a national program to promote the Patient-Centered Medical Home model and team-based primary care. The idea is to help care centers across the country transform their efforts to make sure health care revolves around the patient, not the system.

Putting patients first is what the Patient-Centered Medical Home is all about and it’s what CHA does every day. Having a team that supports the whole patient leads to better health outcomes. Dr. Meisinger continues to be the medical director of Union Square Family Health in Somerville, MA.