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The proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program provides an initial roadmap for how providers could be reimbursed by Medicare as accountable care organizations (ACOs). Reading the rule from a medical home perspective, we see strong reinforcement of the importance of the medical home model in achieving shared savings goals. The rule also points the way toward future direction of PCMH model evolution--for example, by updating and expanding the CMS definition of "patient-centeredness" and laying out some objectives that even the most advanced PCMHs will have to stretch to meet.
New Shared Savings Rule: PCMH Implications
NCQA yesterday published the 2011 update to its original (2008) set of standards for patient-centered medical home recognition.
New NCQA Standards: 2011 PCMH Requirements Released
Detail on the structure, function, and legal parameters of the Primary Care Medical Home Institute.
By John Kirsner and John Wyand, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Memo: The Development of a Primary Care Medical Home Institute