Well, it is now “clear as day” that the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model with home health monitoring solutions, offerred by mTelehealth, will result in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health. The following report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, which partnered with Milbank Memorial Fund to produce the report, illustrates the impressive and defining results:
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A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model resulted in reduced costs of care, unnecessary emergency room (ER) and hospital visits, and improved population health, according to a research report by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative.
The Collaborative partnered with Milbank Memorial Fund to produce the report, “The Patient-Centered Medical Home’s Impact on Cost & Quality: An Annual Update of the Evidence, 2012-2013,” to examine cost and utilization, population health and prevention, access to care, and patient or clinician satisfaction under PCMH.
The report focused on studies released between August 2012 and December 2013 and revealed common metrics, including:
The report also found PCMHs play a role in strengthening the larger healthcare systems, especially accountable care organizations. “Many of the nation’s highest-performing ACOs embrace their strong PCMH component, and for this reason, PCMHs are well-positioned to lead and drive change across ACOs,” the report states.