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Patient Centered Medical Home

Patient-Centered Medical Homes Support Primary Care, ACO Success

August 15, 2018 - Could integrating the patient-centered medical home into accountable care organizations be the key to driving care quality and cost savings? According to one new report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), it could be. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an advanced primary care model defined by patient-centricity, increased patient access to care via...


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Behavioral Health Medical Home Enhances Patient Activation in Care

by Sara Heath

A behavioral health home model is an effective strategy for integrating mental and behavioral health into primary care services, according to a new initiative at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Center for High-Value...

Pilot Program Introduces Nurse Navigators to Fill Gaps in Care

by Sara Heath

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and Regional Cancer Care Associates (RCCA) are launching a joint pilot program connecting cancer patients with nurse navigators to fill gaps in care. When a patient is undergoing...

Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Boost Chronic Care Management?

by Sara Heath

A VA initiative to implement patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) across the country has resulted in better chronic care management for patients, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The study looked...

Funding Aids FQHCs in Patient-Centered Medical Home Models

by Sara Heath

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and safety net clinics can successfully reach patient-centered medical home (PCMH) designation with adequate government funding, according to a recent RAND Corporation report. The study,...

33% of Primary Care Providers Also Deliver Palliative Care

by Sara Heath

About one-third of primary care physicians offer palliative care services, allaying some concern about a growing senior patient population and a shrinking palliative care workforce, according to research published in the Journal of the...

Patient-Centered Care Models Enhance End-of-Life Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

Patient-centered medical home, patient navigation, and palliative care models can all improve cancer patient experience and reduce healthcare spending at the end-of-life, shows a new study published in Health Affairs. End-of-life cancer...

Patient Care Navigators Increase Care Quality, Decrease Costs

by Sara Heath

Non-clinical laypeople make effective patient care navigators, offering a low-cost solution for offering care coordination services to aging cancer patients trying to access quality treatment, according to a recent study published in JAMA...

How Patient Advisory Councils Drive Patient Experience Efforts

by Sara Heath

Patient advisory councils (PACs) may be an effective strategy for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience and patient-centered care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family...

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