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Anna Sinaiko, David Meyers, and Meredith B. Rosenthal: 4 impacts of PCMHs

Submitted by Charlene Ice on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:20

  1. a 4.2% reduction in total spending (excluding pharmacy cost)
  2. a 1.4% increase in breast cancer screening among high-needs patients
  3. a 1.5% reduction in specialty visits among all patients
  4. small but significant improvements in cervical cancer screening across all patients

Notes: A recent meta-analysis of findings from 11 major PCMH evaluations across 8 states suggests that PCMH initiatives were associated with the above results. A paper reporting the full set of methods and results from this study appears in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Source: "Review of Medical Homes Shows Reduction in Spending for High-Risk Patients, But Design and Implementation Matter," To The Point Blog/The Commonwealth Fund, March 28, 2017
Source URL: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/blog/2017/mar/r...

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