NY- Health Affairs, A Health Plan Spurs Transformation Of Primary Care Practices Into Better-Paid Medical Homes

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Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, located in upstate New York, introdiced a risk-adjusted capitated payment model in three pilot provider practices to establish patient-centered medical homes. In 2009, the rate of cost growth among pilot medical homes was 67 percent that of controls practices. Future challenges are destigmatizing capitation payments and mitigating "change fatigue."