Patient-centered medical homes save money, improve care

A patient-centered medical home can cut costs and emergency room visits, according to new retrospective research. The study, by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative in partnership with the Milbank Memorial Fund, examined academic literature. It found that a large majority of studies examining patient-centered medical homes found they led to reduced costs, improvements in population health, access to care and overall patient satisfaction. "Many of the nation's highest-performing ACOs embrace their strong PCMH component, and for this reason, PCMHs are well-positioned to lead and drive change across ACOs," the report said. Read the full report at FierceHealthcare                

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