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Congressional panel questions outcomes of patient-centered medical homes

In the wake of a recent  study that fou nd patient-centered medical homes don't significantly improve quality or save money, a congressional agency is now questioning the model and its payment mechanisms.

Report: PCMH model leads to reduced cost of care, improved population health

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model resulted in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health, according to a research report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.  

What 6 health plan execs have to say about new payment, delivery models

FierceHealthPayer editors combed through our exclusive interviews to round up the most thought-provoking and memorable quotes from health plan leaders about patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations and more.

Payers embrace medical homes 'with enthusiasm' to cut costs, improve care

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) have achieved broad private- and public-sector support while lowering costs, improving care and bettering health outcomes, according to a new report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).

Payment reform keeps payers competitive, drives quality

Payment reform likely will continue regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the reform law. So if payers want to remain competitive, they will have to adjust their payment strategies going forward.

6 best practices of patient-centered medical homes

"There's no one way to set up a medical home or one way for paying a medical home," said Laura Etchen, partner at healthcare consulting company The Chartis Group in Chicago at the American College of

Hospitals use outpatient clinics, medical homes to treat fewer patients

To survive the post-reform environment that penalizes hospitals for preventable readmissions, healthcare organizations in California are boosting coordinated care efforts keep patients out of beds,

Patient-centered medical home employees satisfied but risk burnout

Providers and staff at patient-centered medical homes have high levels of morale and job satisfaction, but they also have a risk of burnout, according to a new study published Thursday in the

Hospital at home and integrated care improves quality, savings

Healthcare organizations looking to deliver high-quality care at a lower cost, might consider looking to an approach by New Mexico-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the nation's largest

Patient-centered healthcare homes 'here to stay'

The patient-centered healthcare home, otherwise known as the patient-centered medical home, is on the rise, according to Christine G. Leyden, general manager of client services and chief