Branded as the savior of primary care, the initial data on the medical home model looks encouraging:
A new system that assigned a medical “home” to patients, usually a primary care practice, cut hospital admissions by 20 percent and costs by 7 percent, according to a report published on Wednesday.
It will take some money to make medical homes widespread – especially the global implementation of electronic medical records.
Sometimes it takes money to save money. Will the government and insurers step up? If implemented correctly, everybody wins:
The doctors made more money — they were happy. The health plans saved money — they were happy. Patients got more care — they were happy.