Anthem Blue Blue and Cross Shield, NHCMG partner under patient-centered care agreement Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and New Haven Community Medical Group announced today that both institutions have partnered under a patient-centered care agreement that will create an accountable care model to help guarantee Anthem members' usage of quality health care that’s centered on improved outcomes and lower costs. Under this fresh model, Anthem will support NHCMG's important clinical care coordination function they carry out between traditional office visits, and will support the adoption and growth of patient-centered caution principles within NHCMG practices.Presently, existing OACs, such as warfarin, are suboptimal because of their propensity to interact with commonly prescribed medications negatively, and because of widespread genetic variability in clearance. Tecarfarin was made to avoid these problems specifically, in particular because it is metabolized in order to avoid interactions with other medications differently. Thus, tecarfarin may present fewer complications and allow for a more uniform and predictable response to therapy. Related StoriesDeaths from avoidable risk factors: an interview with Dr Ali Mokdad, IHMEWhy do we sleep? An interview with Professor WisdenFidgeting while sitting could be good for us The key element here is allowing all individuals, and specifically the difficult to manage patients with prosthetic heart valves to have a better anticoagulant than any on the market.