Medical Home Pilot Proves a Disappointment Despite High Hopes

By: Heather S. Miller

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) conducted a study that found that a large medical home demonstration project in Pennsylvania had little-to-no effect on quality, costs, or health care utilization. While the participating practices were certified as a medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and invested in the infrastructure to support an integrated and coordinate model of care, quality improved on only one of eleven measures of care over a three year period and there was no change in health care utilization or costs of care.

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