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Health insurer CDPHP saves $20 million with patient-centered primary care program

August 1, 2015  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), States

Health insurer CDPHP saved $20.7 million in 2014 through a program focused on improving primary care.

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CareFirst finds savings in ‘patient-centered medical home’ model

July 30, 2015  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

A program launched in 2011 by the state’s largest health insurer to better coordinate patient care has slowed its overall pace of spending, avoiding millions in costs for the company and those it insures, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield reported Thursday.

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The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality

February 7, 2015  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

This annual report highlights recently published clinical, quality, and financial outcomes of PCMH initiatives across the United States.

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PCMHs Have No Effect on Medicaid Patients’ Acute Care Use

January 9, 2015  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), States

A study of Louisiana primary care clinics that have been certified as patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) found no effect on acute care use among the Medicaid population and little reduction in cost or primary care use.

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UnitedHealth’s Latest Blow To Fee-For-Service Medicine: 6 Percent Off Doctor Costs

October 3, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

As the Affordable Care Act, government and private insurers push doctors and hospitals away from fee-for-service medicine, the nation’s largest insurer, says it’s seeing more results.

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Checking in on ACA Care Models: Where ACOs and PCMHs Stand

September 6, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

The Affordable Care Act seeks to make the transition from fee-for-service models to newer, more innovative payment models that focus on prevention and improving the quality of care while reducing costs.   Two of the center’s innovation models — accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes — are driving this transition.

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Medical-home adoption growing; evidence of effectiveness still elusive

August 19, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Primary care is a foundation of healthcare reform efforts, and patient-centered medical homes are one of the delivery system innovations encouraged by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But recent studies present a mixed picture of their effectiveness.

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Michigan Blues medical homes create dramatic savings

July 29, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), States

A transformation of care statewide” is underway as 1,422 physician practices, comprising of 4,022 primary care physicians, are now operating within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

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CareFirst reports major savings with medical home program

July 11, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

CareFirst’s Patient-Centered Medical Home Program is continuing to bend the healthcare-cost curve after three years of operation and more than $267 million in savings, the insurer announced.

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PCMH paying off for Aetna and doctors

July 3, 2014  /  Emerging Healthcare Models, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

Patient outcomes improved, incentives were awarded and the insurer plans on widening the scope of the program.

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