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Resources by Topic: Medical homes

RHC - Becoming a Primary Care Medical Home
Provides a webinar recording discussing how a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) can become a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Presentation focuses on one RHC in the Mississippi Delta that became both a PCMH and an Accountable Care Organization and details the challenges and benefits of the transition. Includes an audio recording, slides, and a webinar transcript. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Additional links: Audio Recording, Presentation Slides, Transcript
Date: 08/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics
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Prepublication Standards – Revised Requirements for Primary Care Medical Home Certification
Provides the revised Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) optional certification updates that will go into effect January 1, 2020. Includes specific information for Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), hospitals, and ambulatory healthcare organizations.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Joint Commission
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Utilization and Adherence in Medical Homes: An Assessment of Rural-Urban Differences for People with Severe Mental Illness
Discusses whether enrollment in medical homes improves care in rural versus urban settings for people with severe mental illness (SMI). Examines utilization measures of primary care, mental health, emergency department, inpatient hospitalizations, and medication adherence using data derived from North Carolina Medicaid claims from 2004–2007.
Author(s): Mona Kilany, Joseph P. Morrissey, Marisa Elena Domino, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 56(10), 870-876
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
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Advanced Primary Care: A Key Contributor to Successful ACOs
Reviews the literature on accountable care organizations (ACOs) regarding characteristics of successful ACOs and outcomes for cost, quality, and utilization, including literature on rural ACOs. Analyzes Medicare and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) data on ACO cost and quality outcomes to assess the role of advanced primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes on ACO success.
Author(s): Yalda Jabbarpour, Megan Coffman, Andy Habib, et al.
Date: 08/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Robert Graham Center
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Evaluation of the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative: Fourth Annual Report
Final report evaluating the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services four-year Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. Examines CPC participants, program implementation, and impact of CPC on clinicians and staff, patient experience, cost, service use, and quality-of-care. Includes information on rural practices participating in CPC.
Author(s): Deborah Peikes, Grace Anglin, Stacy Dale, et al.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research
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Rural Family Physicians in Patient Centered Medical Homes Have a Broader Scope of Practice
Results of a study to determine whether rural family physicians in Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) practices have a broader scope of practice than those in non-PCMH practices. Features statistics including physician characteristics and scope of clinical services, with breakdowns by PCMH and non-PCMH and by large rural, small rural, and frontier areas.
Author(s): Lars E. Peterson, Bo Fang
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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New Hampshire Primary Care Sourcebook 2018
Resource for primary care facilities and providers in the state of New Hampshire. Includes information about community health centers, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), patient centered medical homes, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Primary focus is on healthcare access.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation in Indian Health Service Direct Service Facilities
Report explores implementation strategies for patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) via Indian Health Service (IHS) clinics in tribal communities. Details obstacles to implementation and steps to overcoming them, such as staff retraining, team-based care, and using health information technology, among others.
Author(s): Justin W. Timbie, Ammarah Mahmud, Christine Buttorff, Erika Meza
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Supports Sustainable Change
Provides an overview of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program and the impact several grantees have made in their communities. Discusses the how the grantees planned their projects with the goal of sustaining services after the grant funding ends.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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