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Paul Grundy, M.D., explains that patient-centered medical homes provide an example of the long-term, preventative medical care model that U.S. healthcare on the whole should follow.
A new study shows that patient-centered decision making may have health benefits for patients.
Patient-centered medical homes cut down on unneccesary ER visits and provide patients with quality care.
A new AAAHC certification may increase the quality of care at patient-centered medical homes.
The Illinois state Medicaid program saved $500 million in 2008 and 2009 by adopting programs that utilize patient centered medical care, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
Individuals being treated at patient-centered medical homes had 10 percent less of a risk of visiting the hospital than patients treated at other facilities.
Healthcare technologies that allow doctors to focus all their attention on treating individuals, the kind typically used in patient centered medical homes, may lead to improved care quality, according to a new study.
The Affordable Care Act has a number of provisions that could encourage more primary care practices to reorganize as patient centered medical homes.
A patient centered medical home project in Rhode Island is planning to expand to incorporate more physician practices in the near future. The move could help bring the model of care to a greater number of patients throughout the state.
The patient centered medical home model of care provides many potential benefits. Experts say that these systems often do a better job of coordinating all of a patient's health services and helping them manage chronic diseases.