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2014 Market Data on Medical Homes: Will Medical Neighborhoods Challenge Reimbursement Rules?

"The Medical Home in 2014: Specialists Move into Medical Neighborhood" is a complimentary downloadable HIN white paper.
Medical neighborhoods and more specialists are among 2014 medical home trends tracked by the Healthcare Intelligence Network. 2014-04-09 23:22:51
SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, April 9, 2014 --- The emergence of medical neighborhoods and more specialists in medical homes may further influence physician compensation models, leading to development of value-based care contracts to guide new primary care-specialist relationships.
Nearly half of respondents to HIN's Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) survey have joined or plan to join a medical neighborhood this year, with approximately the same portion making room for specialists in the PCMH.
HIN's seventh comprehensive PCMH survey documented this growing movement toward medical neighborhoods, defined by TransforMed® as "a strong foundation of transformed primary care practices aligned with health systems and specialists to insure that care is maximally coordinated and managed."
More results from the survey are available in the latest HINtelligence report, "The Medical Home in 2014: Specialists Move into Medical Neighborhood," a complimentary downloadable HIN white paper.
Download this white paper on Medical Homes in 2014 at
The survey results reflect a continuous rise in the number of medical homes in development, from 33 percent when the survey was first launched in 2006 to a high of 58 percent this year.
Along with an ongoing spurt in medical home construction starts, the survey found that patient satisfaction from medical homes came close to doubling from 2006 to 2014 --- from 49 percent eight years ago to 86 percent today.
NEWS FACTS: HIN's white paper, "The Medical Home in 2014: Specialists Move into Medical Neighborhood," summarizes March 2014 responses from 65 hospitals/health systems, health plans, primary care practices and others.
Other data highlights from the survey include the following:
* Today's medical homes are a little more crowded, with three-quarters of respondents reporting 21 or more physicians participating, up from 58 percent in 2012.
* Respondents have become more efficient at medical home construction, with 29 percent requiring less than year to complete this process, versus 5 percent in 2012.
* More than half --- 57 percent --- reported a drop in emergency room visits that they attribute to medical home implementation.
Download this white paper on Medical Homes in 2014 at
"This year's data reflects a confidence on the part of respondents that the medical home can reduce cost and improve care, unlike recent studies to the contrary. It will be interesting to see how new provider collaborations will impact physician incentives and what agreements must be developed to support a value-based approach to care coordination."
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