PCPCC Reports Positive Outcomes of PCMH Initiatives


By Jose Lopez, Senior Consultant, The Verden Group

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) recently released The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost and Quality: Review of Evidence 2013-2014. The report highlights evidence from primary care Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) initiatives taking place in both public and private markets across the country. The report looks at selected outcomes from 28 peer-reviewed studies, state government evaluations, and industry reports published between September 2013 and November 2014. The results are encouraging and demonstrate the PCMH’s positive impact on reducing cost and unnecessary health care utilization.

Summary of Overview:  Of the 14 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, 60% of studies reported reductions in cost and 92% of studies reported improvements in utilization. Of the 7 state government reports, 100% reported reductions in cost and 86% reported improvements in utilization Of the 7 industry reports, 57% reported reductions in cost and 86% reported improvements in utilization.

Summary of Overview: Of the 14 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, 60% of studies reported reductions in cost and 92% of studies reported improvements in utilization. Of the 7 state government reports, 100% reported reductions in cost and 86% reported improvements in utilization Of the 7 industry reports, 57% reported reductions in cost and 86% reported improvements in utilization.

The report concludes key areas integral to the future development of enhanced primary care and the PCMH including: integration into medical neighborhoods and accountable care organizations; financial support for primary care; consumer and public engagement; development of team-based health professions; and the role of technology in the PCMH and primary care.

The Verden Group’s Patient Centered Solutions is focused not just on helping clients achieve NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and Patient Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) recognition, we also deliver solutions to help you meet your patient education needs, help you reach pay-for-performance targets, and improve the patient experience at your practice.

We work with each client individually to determine where your practice stands today and identify the work to be done to help you meet your goals. We’ll put a project plan in place, keep you on track, and get you to the finish line.

Single site or multiple sites, primary care or multi-specialty, we help you to navigate the process from application through submission. For more information visit: www.theverdengroup.com/our-services/patient-centered-solutions-services/

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