TITLE

Building the Medical Home

AUTHOR(S)
Huff, Charlotte
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2009, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the UnitedHealthcare's pilot initiative to study the medical home concept in an effort to improve the quality and cost effectivity of primary care treatment within the context of the current reimbursement structure and the dwindling number of primary care specialists. It describes the medical home model as one which provides incentives for primary care doctors to network with specialists and hospitals through the use of computerized medical records and enables them to treat patients in their own homes. INSET: The 'Pressure Valve' Option.
ACCESSION #
44499150

 

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