Effects of a Medical Home and Shared Savings Intervention on Quality and Utilization of Care

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The medical home model of health care delivery has been widely embraced over the past decade. Medical home interventions encourage primary care practices to adopt this model, which aims to provide accessible, well-coordinated, patient-centered care and incorporates elements like disease management, patient registries, and electronic health records. This study evaluating the impact of medical home interventions on quality of care found that a group of physician practices participating in a medical home intervention that included a shared-savings bonus program outperformed a comparison group of practices on clinical quality. Patients in the participating practices also had comparatively fewer hospital and emergency room visits.

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Date: Jun 2015
Author: The Commonwealth Fund