Patient-centered medical homes may have the most success in their mission to improve care quality and lower hospital utilization when they offer financial incentives for participants in the form of shared savings, a new study suggests.
Even as the federal government has set aside $101 million to build new community health centers across the country, these clinics' roles and reputations appear to be evolving beyond their traditional definition.
As patient-centered medical homes gain steam, a new report reinforces the fact that the model's mission of lowering costs and improving access to care relies on the use of peer support from community health workers.
Between 2009 and 2013, patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) supported by payment incentives not only increased in number--from 26 to 114--but also in patients served, from 5 million to 21 million, according to a recent report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
An analysis of the first stage of the federally funded State Innovation Model initiative reveals several key areas of investment in healthcare that could fundamentally change the nature of the industry, according a recent Accenture report.
Coordinated care and mHealth technologies are key to reducing disparities in care for vulnerable populations, according to an article at Health Affairs.
Insurers must implement certain foundational factors to build a successful patient-centered medical home, including strong leadership and staff commitment to the care model, adequate information technology and effective patient engagement tools, rep orted Health IT Analytics.
As insurers launch various types of value-based contracts, including accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes and bundled payments, could they be paying shared savings for the same patient to more than one provider?
This week the Journal of the American Medical Association released startling results from a study on patient-centered medical homes (PCMH): The first and largest medical home pilot involving 32...
Patient-centered medical homes don't necessarily improve quality and lower costs, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.