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Resources by Topic: Medical homes

Engaging Rural Residents in Patient-Centered Health Care Research
Describes the process of engaging rural patients and caregivers to explore and understand rural perspectives surrounding the patient-centered medical home model. Discusses engagement efforts and lessons learned from analyzing rural residents engagement in healthcare research.
Author(s): Michelle Levy, Cheryl Holmes, Amy Mendenhall, Whitney Grube
Citation: Patient Experience Journal, 4(1), 46-53
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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A Guide for Emerging Professions: Tips for Stakeholders and Advocates of Emerging Professions to Professionalize and Integrate with the Health Care System
Provides background information and constructive knowledge to help stakeholders develop strategies to change policies and structures to integrate the profession into the existing healthcare system.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Payment and Delivery System Reform in Medicare: A Primer on Medical Homes, Accountable Care Organizations, and Bundled Payments
Describes three payment models that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently testing within Medicare - medical homes, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and bundled payments. Reviews each model in terms of goals, financial incentives, scope, and potential. Also discusses the early results of each payment model, and how they fit in the larger context of transitioning to value-based care, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cost. Includes some information on ACO models for rural providers.
Author(s): Susan Baseman, Cristina Boccuti, Marilyn Moon, Shannon Griffin, Tania Dutta
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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“How Can We Talk about Patient-centered Care without Patients at the Table?” Lessons Learned from Patient Advisory Councils
Reports on a survey of patient advisory council (PAC) members associated with 8 primary care clinics and Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs), both rural and urban, in Northern California. Focuses on how PACs are developed, challenges faced, and the benefits of effective PACs.
Author(s): Anjana E. Sharma, Rachel Willard-Grace, Andrew Willis, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(6), 775-784
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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The Transformation of Behavioral Health in New Mexico
Provides an in-depth look at public-sector behavioral healthcare in New Mexico by examining how decisions made at the system level influence the implementation of initiatives by the service providers, and how changes at the gubernatorial level can affect implementation efforts. Discusses findings in relation to efforts made to promote and establish medical home models under the Affordable Care Act.
Author(s): Cathleen E. Willging, Louise Lamphere, Barbara Rylko-Bauer
Citation: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 42(3), 343-355
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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An Overview of the Patient-Centered Medical Home for Rural Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Stakeholders
Summary of a project designed to prepare rural stakeholders to participate in comparative effectiveness research (CER), obtain baseline information to learn more about patient-centered medical homes from a rural perspective, select an area in need of CER, and create channels for sharing those results.
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Center for Children and Families
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Healthy Clinic Program Helps Colorado Rural Clinics Build Stronger Foundations
Profiles the Healthy Clinic Assessment (HCA) program in Colorado, which assists rural clinics in strengthening their foundations, and improving operations and quality.
Author(s): Jami Schumacher
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Providing Whole-Person Care: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care
Discusses how a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) in rural North Carolina is integrating primary care with mental health treatment to meet the core health needs of patients, while recognizing the need for making referrals to specialty care for more severe mental illness. The article also discusses the benefits of telebehavioral health.
Author(s): Jan Sweet Freeman
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 1(76), 24-28
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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Rural Health Clinic Readiness for Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition: Preparing for the Evolving Healthcare Marketplace
Discusses the results from a survey of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) that identified their capability to be eligible as a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and examines the need for technical assistance and support of RHCs in the development of the PCMH model.
Additional links: Research & Policy Brief
Author(s): John Gale, Zach Croll, David Hartley, Andrew F. Coburn
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Rural-Urban Differences in Continuity of Care among Medicare Beneficiaries
Analyzes emerging care and payment models such as patient-centered medical homes, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and bundled payments to identify differences in continuity of care when applied to rural vs. urban settings.
Author(s): Matthew Toth, Caroleen Quach, Mark Holmes
Date: 12/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program
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