HR Policy Association Touts Benefits of Medical Home Care Concept

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

The AOA Daily Report notes that the Human Resources Policy Association (HRPA) distributed a statement recently in support of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) concept, jointly developed by the AOA, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

This is a significant achievement for the PCMH, as the HRPA is composed of individuals who purchase health insurance on behalf of the Fortune 500 companies.

An excerpt from the HRPA statement:

Payment reform and programs to work directly with doctors such as the
“medical home” concept can encourage providers to keep patients healthy and deliver timely and
appropriate care. Research in countries where patient-physician relationships focus on primary
care consistently shows that people live longer, populations are healthier, patients are more
satisfied with their care, and everyone pays less.

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