Care Coordination Management in Patient-Centered Medical Home: Analysis of the 2015 Medical Organizations Survey
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).
KEY WORDSpatient-centered medical home care coordination health information technology preventive care services
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