The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published this useful summary of its proposed rule implementing the Medicare Access and Continue reading
A Promising Model to Advance Patient-Centeredness and Equity in Health Care
One of the emerging models of health care delivery system re-design is the concept of a “medical home”. In 2007, the American Academy of Family Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians and American Osteopathic Association issued a Joint Principles defining patient-centered medical homes.
While the specific terminology and elements of a medical home (also being called a “health care home”, “primary care home” or “advanced primary care practice”) vary, the core idea is that everyone should have a partnership with a primary care provider who will provide access to comprehensive, coordinated, high quality health care.
Medical homes will be given a huge catalyst with the imminent widespread adoption of health information technology by physician practices, community health centers and hospitals.
I have compiled some key analyses and background resources on the concept of medical homes.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its much-anticipated proposed rule to implement the Medicare Access and Childrens’ Continue reading
This Health Affairs-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation policy brief describes the key issues for implementing the new Medicare physician payment system Continue reading
Covered California, the state health insurance marketplace, has adopted strengthened quality reporting and improvement requirements for qualified health plans (QHPs) Continue reading
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities has published Continue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), as part of a broad collaborative of Continue reading
The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative has published its fifth annual review of the evidence in its 2016 edition of The Continue reading
The American Medical Association and Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform have published this guide to physician-focused alternative payment Continue reading