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December 9, 2013 - This Commonwealth Fund–supported study of three upstate New York physician practices found it is possible for patient-centered medical homes to achieve reduced health care spending by emphasizing prevention and coordinated care and changing provider incentives through the use of bundled payments.
November 18, 2013 - The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, helped 65 safety-net clinics become PCMHs. To help monitor progress and identify additional opportunities for improvement, researchers developed the Patient-Centered Medical Home Assessment. This study sought to test the tool’s validity in measuring progress in the PCMH transformation process.
September 10, 2013 - Early findings from a Commonwealth Fund–supported evaluation of one of the first medical home programs involving multiple payers show that participating physician practices achieved some notable improvements, including a significant reduction in emergency room visits for conditions that could have been treated in an ambulatory care setting, like a doctor’s office.
May 18, 2012 - There is an urgent need for rigorous data to strengthen the evidence base of the medical home model. In an effort to harness and share lessons from the many disparate medical home pilots and evaluations under way, The Commonwealth Fund established the Patient-Centered Medical Home Evaluators’ Collaborative in 2009.