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Medical home

a setting for the provision of primary health care characterized by a patient-centered philosophy. Members of the health care team collaborate to optimize and coordinate care for patients and their families.

medical home

Managed care
A term of art referring to a home in the USA for which there is adequate health insurance coverage of family members for continuous preventive and primary care.

Public health
A home in which hazards for a particular condition (e.g., asthma) are minimised by reducing risks associated with exacerbation of that condition—e.g., no smoking in the house, reduction of allergens, etc.

medical home

A form of health care delivery in which patients receive services from a team composed of a supervising personal primary care provider and a cooperative group of midlevel providers, registered nurses, nursing assistants, allied health professionals, and patient educators. The model relies on evidence-based interventions to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care, facilitate patient access to staff, and disseminate medical information either by face-to-face contact or by asynchronous communications, e.g., electronically. Synonym: patient-centered medical home
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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).
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 accreditation.
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 accreditation.
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.
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