Category Archives: Patient-Centered Medical Home

Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

High-risk children suffering from chronic diseases who received comprehensive care at a special clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) experienced dramatic reductions in both serious illnesses and hospital costs, according to a study recently … finish reading Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

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8 Percent Fewer ER Visits for Patients Treated in Patient-Centered Medical Home

Patient-centered medical Homes (PCMHs) reduce emergency department visits for the chronically ill by nearly 8 percent, according to a study authored by Independence Blue Cross (Independence) and CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI), and published by Health Services Research. … finish reading 8 Percent Fewer ER Visits for Patients Treated in Patient-Centered Medical Home

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NCQA Issues 5 New Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Behavioral health and care management for high-need populations are among the latest updates to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) medical home standards, PCMH 2014, according to NCQA. The standards, which NCQA uses to assess primary care practices (PCPs) … finish reading NCQA Issues 5 New Standards for Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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Medical Homes Have Limited Impact on Quality, Utilization and Cost: Study

While interventions to transform primary care practices (PCPs) into patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) are common, but their effectiveness in improving quality and decreasing costs is unclear, according to a study in JAMA. One of the first, largest, and longest-running multipayor … finish reading Medical Homes Have Limited Impact on Quality, Utilization and Cost: Study

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WellPoint’s Transformation Challenge: ‘Leave No Primary Care Practice Behind’

With the goal of rolling its physician transformation program out to 75 percent of its practices within the next three years, one of the biggest challenges — or opportunities — is leaving no primary care practice behind, explains Julie Schilz, … finish reading WellPoint’s Transformation Challenge: ‘Leave No Primary Care Practice Behind’

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Medical Homes Reduce Healthcare Costs, Utilization, and Improve Health: Study

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) are having a significant impact on reducing costs of care, unnecessary emergency department (ED) and hospital visits, as well as increasing the provision of preventive services and improving population health, according to a new analysis from … finish reading Medical Homes Reduce Healthcare Costs, Utilization, and Improve Health: Study

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New Delivery Models Could Ease Predicted Physician Shortage

Expanding the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants could help eliminate the anticipated shortage of primary care physicians (PCPs) over the next decade, according to a new RAND Corporation study. By using new models of healthcare that depend more … finish reading New Delivery Models Could Ease Predicted Physician Shortage

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Patient-Centered Medical Home Saves Michigan Blues $155 Million Over Three Years

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan saved an estimated $155 million in prevented claims costs over the first three years of its Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, according to an analysis published in the Health Services Research Journal. When physicians … finish reading Patient-Centered Medical Home Saves Michigan Blues $155 Million Over Three Years

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Study: 2 Key Factors That Improve Medical Home Quality, Efficiency

An EmblemHealth project found evidence that use of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model results in modest but promising reductions in ED visits and improved quality of care. The findings, reported in an independent study by University of Connecticut (UConn) … finish reading Study: 2 Key Factors That Improve Medical Home Quality, Efficiency

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2 Standards for Enhanced Patient-Centered Care Models

“If we can’t understand our patients, and they can’t understand what we are telling them, then we can’t get them care or help,” says Kathy Brieger, RD, CDE, chief operations officer for Hudson River HealthCare (HRHC), explaining why having a … finish reading 2 Standards for Enhanced Patient-Centered Care Models

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