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“Medical Homes” Being Put to the Test

More states are looking to the concept of “medical homes” to improve care and reduce costs for their Medicaid population.

And the federal government is so big on the concept that it’s willing to underwrite state experimentation with the medical homes approach in their Medicaid programs.

While some are skeptical that the medical homes movement will save money, there appears to be considerable agreement that it produces better care and better quality of life for Medicaid patients with chronic medical conditions.

Because they care for so many Medicaid patients, urban safety-net hospitals are more likely than most hospitals to become involved in medical homes programs in the coming years.

Learn more about medical homes, how they work, and why so many people are optimistic about their potential in this Stateline articleStock Photo.

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