New Report Outlines Success of PCMH Model in Variety of Public, Private Demonstrations

As more public and private entities adopt the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model, the concept is "evolving to better connect and coordinate with the medical neighborhood, including accountable care organizations and other integrated systems of care," according to a new report released by the Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC).

Marci Nielsen, M.P.H., Ph.D., executive director of the Primary Care Collaborative, discusses findings from a new report that measures the success of individual patient-centered medical home projects.
"The number of medical home providers has grown to the tens of thousands, serving millions of Americans," says Benefits of Implementing the Primary Care Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Review of Cost and Quality Results, 2012 (44-page PDF; About PDFs). "Momentum for the model is rapidly increasing with public and private sector investment," which is propelling health care to a "tipping point" for the delivery of patient-centered care in the United States. 

"The evidence is clear, convincing and compelling when you look to both industry reports, as well as the academic literature, that we have really come to a model that offers better care, better quality and lower costs," said Marci Nielsen, M.P.H., Ph.D., executive director of the PCPCC, during a press briefing announcing the release of the report. The report serves as a follow-up to a study released by the PCPCC in 2010 and provides a summary of new and updated results from PCMH initiatives during the past two years, including cost and quality outcomes data.

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