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We recently received an inbound inquiry from a Fortune 100 employer: "We have heard about this new care model called 'medical home' that could help us save money on healthcare costs, and is supposed to be better for patients. How can we get involved?"
Unfortunately, our research indicates that, at least for now, there is no simple answer to that request. Despite a rapid increase in medical home development nationwide, there is no often clear way for most corporations--even hospitals as employers-- to enroll their employees in a medical home today
How can an employer access PCMH services?
Evidence from medical home (PCMH) pilots suggests that reductions are on the way for specialty and hospital services, and that integrated health systems should look to other avenues to make PCMHs financially sustainable.
Volume Impact: How will PCMHs Affect Downstream Utilization and Referrals?
Harvard Medical School has announced a $30 million initiative to transform primary care education and training through the creation of the Center for Primary Care. The Center puts Harvard Medical School at the forefront of an emerging trend across academic medical centers (AMCs). Taking stock of the state of primary care, many AMCs are working to address shortfalls between their status quo configuration and what would most likely be needed to function as an accountable care organization (ACO).
Sign of the Times for AMCs: Harvard's Primary Care Center