Mixed Results For Obamacare Tests In Primary Care Innovation

New reports show that 2 big experiments run by the health law's innovation lab delivered mixed early results in enhancing primary care.

Medical homes are a simple, compelling idea: Give primary-care doctors resources to reduce preventable medical crises for diabetics, asthmatics, and others with chronic illness—reducing hospital visits, improving lives and saving money.

But it’s not so easy in practice.

New reports show that 2 big experiments run by the health law’s innovation lab, known as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, delivered mixed early results in enhancing primary care. The programs reduced expensive hospital visits in some cases but struggled to show net savings after accounting for their cost.

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Source: Kaiser Health News