Utilizing a medical home
approach has surfaced as a possible solution to reducing high use of the ED and subsequent admissions and readmissions.
In a primary care--based medical home
, a team maintains overall responsibility for an individual's health care, including any coordination needed with specialty providers (Starfield and Shi 2004; Rosenthal 2008).
are using the Patient-Centered Medical Home
patient-centered medical home
practices spend about a third more per patient than non--medical home
practices but earn nearly twice as much per patient after operating costs, the Medical Group Management Association reported.
Just as the principles of the medical home
have been an integral part of nurse practitioners' practice, so has the concept of whole person orientation incorporating both physical and mental or behavioral health care.
All of the more than 50 primary care work site health centers that are managed by Take Care Employer Solutions Group, a division of Walgreens dedicated to providing workplace health solutions, have received medical home
The results come from the south eastern region of the Pennsylvania Chronic Care Initiative, a multipayer pilot study that provided technical assistance and financial incentives to internal medicine, family medicine, and pediatric practices, as well as some nurse-managed health centers that were seeking patient-centered medical home
(PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
In these situations, good collaboration between the RBCs and the primary care medical home
is of the utmost importance in order to ensure the best and most comprehensive care for children.
The medical home
strategy identifies the patients most at risk for medical complications or hospitalization and concentrates the efforts of an entire team of health professionals on keeping them healthy.
Walgreens and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AHC) today announced that all of the more than 50 primary care worksite health centers managed by Take Care Employer Solutions Group, a division of Walgreens dedicated to providing workplace health solutions, have received medical home
Some industry leaders are saying yes--and they point to the medical home
delivery model as a possible solution.
That's the core of the concept of the patient-centered medical home
, of course, and despite the inroads the idea has made in the medical profession, many patients are a long way from seeing it in practice.