Medical Homes and the Medically Homeless

Monday, November 12th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

This week’s Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative summit on the medical home highlighted the healthcare industry’s endorsement and clarification of this model as well as the need for reimbursement reforms to support it. In the meantime, physicians can avail themselves of assessment and implementation tools to help transform their practices into true medical homes. It shouldn’t be long before there are metrics and measurements in place to separate true patient-centered practices from the wannabes. Read the summit highlights in this week’s news as well as in the HIN blog.

However, until medical homes are available to all, there still will be a significant population of medically underserved. A new complimentary white paper that reports on strategies for connecting with hard-to-reach patients and clients may trigger some new outreach at your organization, as might this week’s profile of a member-centered care management program.

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