New study finds collaboration key to PCMH long-term success

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) has released its annual report, published with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund.

Of note, one of the findings, “Collaboration across stakeholders is critical to the long-term success of the PCMH,” relates to the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI) Medical Home Initiative and New York’s  MAPCP and CPCi efforts.

AHI Medical Home collaboration examples include the Governance Committee, where payor and provider representatives meet monthly to achieve consensus on goals and review program results.

Additionally, Medical Home health care providers are organized into geographic “pods” (Lake George, Northern Adirondack, Tri-Lakes) and collaboratively share advanced systems of care such as adopting Electronic Medical Records (EMR) with e-prescribing systems, creating disease management supports, and participating in quality measurement and improvement activities among others.

Other report findings include:

  • Recent evidence demonstrates improvements in cost and utilization associated with the PCMH.
  • The health care marketplace must invest in primary care in new ways to achieve the Triple Aim.

For more information, see the full PCPCC 2013-2014 annual report.

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