August 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT
Benefits Of Implementing The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)

A Review of Cost & Quality Results

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC):

WHAT: Briefing on "Benefits of Implementing the PCMH: A Review of Cost & Quality Results, 2012"

HOST:  Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)

WHEN: Thursday, September 6 at 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (Gold Room)

WHO: Marci Nielsen, Ph.D., MPH; Executive Director, Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Carmen Hooker Odom; President, Milbank Memorial Fund
Justine Handelman; Vice President Legislative and Regulatory Policy, BlueCross BlueShield Association

The PCPCC is pleased to invite you to a briefing where we will present the results from a recent national analysis of primary care patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot and demonstration projects, gathered from both industry and academic reports. This report analyzes the impact PCMH projects are having on the improvement of quality for individual patients and the significant cost savings these programs are having in participating markets. This report updates our earlier reviews of the cost and quality data from 2009 and 2010, and the findings are clear, consistent, and compelling: data demonstrates that the PCMH improves health outcomes, enhances the patient and provider experience of care, and reduces expensive, unnecessary hospital and emergency department utilization. The results meet the goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim for better health outcomes, better care, and lower costs. We are pleased to share these results with you prior to their national release.

Founded in 2006, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC or Collaborative) is a large coalition of more than 1,000 organizations and individuals—comprised of employers, consumer and patient/family advocacy groups, patient quality organizations, health plans, labor unions, hospitals, physicians and other health professionals—who have joined together to advance an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The Collaborative serves as a broad-based national advocacy organization for the primary care patient centered medical home, providing information and networking opportunities to facilitate support for the PCMH.

SOURCE The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative

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