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Resources by Topic: Medical homes

Differences in Health Care, Family, and Community Factors Associated with Mental, Behavioral, and Developmental Disorders Among Children Aged 2–8 Years in Rural and Urban Areas — United States, 2011–2012
Provides rural and urban data on a variety of health-related factors for children 2-8 years of age with and without mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders. Topics addressed include demographics, health insurance coverage, having a medical home, parental mental health, family financial difficulties, and community factors.
Author(s): Lara R. Robinson, Joseph R. Holbrook, Rebecca H. Bitsko, et al.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(8), 1-11
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Characteristics of Primary Care Physicians in Patient-Centered Medical Home Practices: United States, 2013
Describes the characteristics of primary care physicians participating in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices. Includes charts and graphs to help visualize the differences between PCMH practices and non-PCMH practices. Figure 2 presents data on the percentage of primary care physicians in PCMH practices, comparing them by location in metropolitan or non-metropolitan statistical area.
Author(s): Esther Hing, Ellen Kurtzman, Denys T. Lau, Caroline Taplin, Andrew B. Bindman
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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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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