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“Medical Homes” Shows Potential in New Study

While the “medical homes” approach to coordinating care has received mixed reviews in a number of studies, a new report suggests that the approach still has potential – under the right conditions.

Happy medical team of doctors togetherAccording to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the medical homes model, when accompanied by “substantial financial incentives” for participating doctors, shows potential for improving the quality of care patients receive while reducing emergency room use and inpatient admissions.

The findings are based on claims data from 17,000 patients from medical practices participating in the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative.

To learn more about the findings, go here for the study “Effects of a Medical Home and Shared Savings Intervention on Quality and Utilization of Care.”

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