In their capacity as payers for their employees’ medical services, employers need to be aware of trends that impact the provision and payment of healthcare services. One such trend in primary care healthcare services – specifically, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) - meets both of these criteria by providing financial incentives to physicians for meeting certain quality criteria. In the following paragraphs, I’ll elaborate on the concepts underlying the PCMH, its potential to impact quality and cost of patient care, and some of the barriers to its implementation.
Jacoby, Richard MD
"The Patient Centered Medical Home-What Employers Need to Know,"
Value-Based Purchasing Newsletter:
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Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/vbp/vol3/iss1/3