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Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 33, Issue 7, pp 1004–1006 | Cite as

Care Coordination Management in Patient-Centered Medical Home: Analysis of the 2015 Medical Organizations Survey

  • Young-Rock Hong
  • Jinhai Huo
  • Arch G. MainousIII
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BACKGROUND

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) have been widely adopted by practices as an innovative primary care delivery model that emphasizes care coordination, communication, and partnership with patients and their families.1,2 Because the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) was designed to reward clinicians in certified PCMHs by giving automatic credit in their quality performance measures,3 adoption of such program is expected to accelerate. It is important to better understand practice characteristics associated with a certified PCMH and its patient care process that is mirrored in MACRA. Although most of the studies in this area have evaluated the effects of PCMH on patient care and health outcomes,1,4,5 the evidence is unclear in the current context of PCMH efforts. To fill this gap in the literature, we analyzed the most recently available data from the 2015 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and Medical Organizations Survey (MOS).

OBJECTIVE

To...

KEY WORDS

patient-centered medical home care coordination health information technology preventive care services 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.

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Copyright information

© Society of General Internal Medicine 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Young-Rock Hong
    • 1
  • Jinhai Huo
    • 1
  • Arch G. MainousIII
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy in the College of Public Health and Health ProfessionUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Community Health and Family MedicineUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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