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Shared savings: The key to patient-centered medical home success?

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.

Community health centers expand services, promote wellness

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.

How peer support boosts the patient-centered medical home model

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.

Patient-centered medical homes show early adoption success, but barriers remain

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.

The top healthcare investment areas in the US

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.

Use care coordination, mHealth to better serve vulnerable populations

Coordinated care and mHealth technologies are key to reducing disparities in care for vulnerable populations, according to an article at  Health Affairs.

Essential building blocks for patient-centered medical homes

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.

Don't share same savings twice in value-based contracts

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?

Medical home success story runs counter to study findings

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...

PCMHs saved no money, saw minimal quality improvement

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.