Is the PCMH Movement the Solution?

The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) has been lauded as an innovative approach to improvements in the healthcare system that include reducing cost of care, improving quality of care and the patient experience, and reducing instability in the primary care workforce. Whether those outcomes are … Continue reading

Caring for the Whole Community

Health centers have been lauded for providing to a large portion of the nation's underserved population. In a community based primary care setting, health center patients receive culturally aware and focused care that is specifically directed by the patients themselves. Therefore it is not a … Continue reading

PCMH falls flat in New Orleans

With the expansion of Medicaid provided by the Affordable Care Act, should be analyzed for their potential positive impact on Medicaid populations. A PCMH is a team-based health care delivery model led by a primary care physician that emphasizes specific elements of quality care. Though prior … Continue reading

Smaller is Better

More than 3.9 million “ambulatory care-sensitive” admissions of adults were made to US hospitals in 2010, with as much as 40% of them being preventable. But which primary care practices are best at preventing these kind of avoidable hospitalizations? Researchers stratified … Continue reading