Medical Homes Show Steady Progress Nationally, Report Finds

An annual report on patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) shows the model is contributing to reduced costs and improved patient care on multiple fronts.

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's annual report on the impact the PCMH model has on cost and quality of care aggregates 30 studies that were published in various outlets. The collaborative recently hosted a discussion on Capitol Hill about the report and the future prospects for medical homes. Reps. David Rouzer, R-N.C., and Joe Courtney, D-Conn., co-founders of the Congressional Primary Care Caucus, attended the event and gave brief remarks in support of primary care and practice transformation.

What PCMH initiatives share in common, according to the report, is steady progress on reducing costs and the volume of expensive procedures. Among 23 studies that measured changes in cost, 21 reported reductions in one or more categories. Likewise, among 25 studies that evaluated hospital utilization rates, 23 reported reductions in one or more categories.

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