The Patient-Centered Medical Home: Taking a Model to Scale in New York State
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an important innovation that promises to improve health care quality and reduce costs in New York State. The State has embarked on an ambitious plan to enroll one million people in medical homes and health homes through the expansion of multipayer initiatives, the use of public health insurance programs, and enhanced payments for care coordination. This report describes the PCMH model, reports on how the model is being adopted in pilots and demonstrations across New York State, and highlights the policy and pragmatic issues related to the model’s current implementation and the possibility of instituting it on a broader scale.
This paper was prepared for the Fund by Gregory Burke. It was presented at the New York State Medical Home Invitational Conference, which was held in Albany on October 26, 2011, and sponsored jointly by the Primary Care Development Corporation, the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and the United Hospital Fund.
This report was supported in part by the New York Community Trust and EmblemHealth.
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