Shared Savings from a Gold Standard Medical Home

Monday, April 5th, 2010
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

About a year ago, Dr. Atul Gawande, a writer for The New Yorker, put Grand Junction, Colorado’s healthcare system on the map when he contrasted its low-cost, high-quality approach with one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the country. Before long, the area was being touted as the gold standard for healthcare; President Obama even held a healthcare town meeting in the region.

During last week’s webinar on shared savings in the medical home, hospitalist, family physician and healthcare consultant Dr. David West shared with us some of Grand Junction’s cost-effective approaches, including a community-supported non-FQHC clinical safety net clinic providing care for the uninsured. In our featured podcast in this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update, Dr. West describes how Grand Junction’s model might be adapted for use in other areas of the country, and explains the area’s secret to keeping Medicare patients out of the hospital.

Also this week, we present the results of our special edition survey on reaction to healthcare reform — the good, the bad and the skeptical. Learn how 124 healthcare organizations feel about the legislation and how they’re preparing to survive in healthcare’s new frontier.

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Shared Savings from a Gold Standard Medical Home

Monday, April 5th, 2010
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

About a year ago, Dr. Atul Gawande, a writer for The New Yorker, put Grand Junction, Colorado’s healthcare system on the map when he contrasted its low-cost, high-quality approach with one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the country. Before long, the area was being touted as the gold standard for healthcare; President Obama even held a healthcare town meeting in the region.

During last week’s webinar on shared savings in the medical home, hospitalist, family physician and healthcare consultant Dr. David West shared with us some of Grand Junction’s cost-effective approaches, including a community-supported non-FQHC clinical safety net clinic providing care for the uninsured. In our featured podcast in this week’s Healthcare Business Weekly Update, Dr. West describes how Grand Junction’s model might be adapted for use in other areas of the country, and explains the area’s secret to keeping Medicare patients out of the hospital.

Also this week, we present the results of our special edition survey on reaction to healthcare reform — the good, the bad and the skeptical. Learn how 124 healthcare organizations feel about the legislation and how they’re preparing to survive in healthcare’s new frontier.

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Comments are closed.