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By L. Gregory Pawlson, Executive Vice President, Phyllis Torda, Vice President and Product Development


1 Abstract (100 words): While the basic term “medical home ” is three decades old, a refined formulation, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), has been touted as an approach that could relieve the looming crisis in primary care, improve clinical quality and patient experience, and moderate cost increases. This paper explores the concept of the PCMH, its relationship to the planned care model, the growing support for the concept from purchasers, consumers, physicians and insurers, and plans for demonstration and pilot projects in the private and public sectors. Finally some concerns that have been expressed about the PCMH are explored and policy implications noted

Topics: Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bu
Year: 2010
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