The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced Tuesday Bel Air-based Upper Chesapeake Hematology & Oncology Services has received recognition for its Patient-Centered Specialty Practice category and for its Oncology Medical Home
Utilizing a medical home
approach has surfaced as a possible solution to reducing high use of the ED and subsequent admissions and readmissions.
The average treatment effect is useful when the treated and untreated populations are expected to have similar responses to a given "intervention," such as being in a medical home
. In such instances, it is appropriate in an intent-to-treat analysis to average the treatment response across the sample of people in the treated and the untreated group.
But what if you had one place and one trusted doctor--your personal "medical home
"--who could coordinate the efforts of your entire healthcare team?
Sia--a lifelong child advocate and one of the earliest champions of the "medical home
" concept--illustrates the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that made the shift happen.
The keys to a successful medical home
may be the incentives added to the structural changes made to a practice.
Kennedy Community Health Center based in Worcester, has received NCQA's Patient-Centered Medical Home
Recognition, Level III status, for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.
Overall, 24 states had a medical home
in place in fiscal 2013, 17 were adding or expanding them in FY2014, and 20 said they planned to do so in FY2015, according to the Kaiser survey.
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