Advancing Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York
An Issue Brief
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In 2013, New York still led the nation in adoption of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), a promising model of care emphasizing care coordination and relying heavily on innovations in health information technology. However, the rapid growth of the model in New York has slowed: the state saw 5 percent growth from 2012 to 2013, compared to 37 percent from 2011 to 2012. To some extent, this slowdown reflects the challenges that smaller providers face in transforming their practices to the PCMH model. Larger providers, including hospitals, health centers, and group practices, have more of the infrastructure necessary for meeting the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s PCMH qualifications.
This issue brief examines the obstacles to broader adoption of the model in New York State, including those challenges faced by smaller practices. It also explores the efforts that will be needed to spread this model further. The analysis draws on an accompanying chartbook, Patient-Centered Medical Homes in New York: Updated Status and Trends as of July 2013, also available on the Fund’s website.