Growing body of evidence

Recent evaluations of PCMH demonstration projects and pilot programs in 20 states show evidence of:

  • better outcomes
  • reduced mortality
  • fewer preventable hospital admissions for patients with chronic diseases
  • lower utilization
  • improved patient compliance with recommended care
  • lower Medicare spending

Evidence-Based Resources

  • The Outcomes of Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Interventions: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access and Costs from Recent Prospective Evaluation Studies. This briefing documents recent evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of the PCMH model and can be downloaded from the PCPCC website.
  • Proof in Practice Pilot Guide is a compilation of the PCMH pilot and demonstration projects and their results to date. The guide provides descriptions and details of how the pilot projects are structured and what they have achieved, and also includes a review of the evidence on quality, access, and costs from recent prospective evaluation studies. [Link]

  • The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) also recognizes the PCMH and allows practices to obtain designation as medical homes on one of three levels. This recognition may qualify physicians for extra payment and technical support from health plans. Details can be found on their website  [Link]




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