Building the Medical Home

Huff, Charlotte
September 2009
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2009, Vol. 83 Issue 9, p25
Trade Publication
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.


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