The Adirondack Medical Home Demonstration: A Case Study
The patient-centered medical home, which is based on electronic recordkeeping and coordinated health care, is a model that promises to improve access to primary care while also controlling costs. Such medical homes are central to an innovative demonstration in New York, the subject of a new report from the Fund: The Adirondack Medical Home Demonstration: A Case Study.
In this new integrated effort, providers, payers, and the state government have been working together to improve the way primary care is delivered by setting up medical homes throughout the region. This report describes the development and early successes of the demonstration, and draws lessons that may be useful to other regions of the state and the entire nation.
The study was written by Gregory Burke, a consultant, and Sean Cavanaugh, director of Health Care Finance at the Fund. The authors recently wrote another report (A Multipayer Approach to Health Care Reform) that cited the Adirondack Demonstration in pointing out the challenges and benefits inherent in multipayer collaboration. This new case study goes into greater detail about the demonstration itself.