Report: Payment Reform Needed For Medical Homes

The report, written by researchers at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, asserts that payment changes must be made to reimburse these practices for time spent coordinating care and for integrating care coordinators into primary-care teams.

Dr. Eugene Rich and colleagues studied organizations operating as medical homes in Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, and their findings appear in the American Academy of Family Physicians' journal as well as in a longer white paperpublished by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The study was funded by AHRQ.

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Source: Modern Physician

Transforming smaller physician practices into patient-centered medical homes presents great opportunities for higher-quality care at lower costs for patients who have complex healthcare needs, but payment reforms are needed, according to a report in the Annals of Family Medicine.