How Physician Practices Could Share Personnel And Resources To Support Medical Homes

Authors, Primary Abrams M, Schor EL, Schoenbaum S.
Title Primary How Physician Practices Could Share Personnel And Resources To Support Medical Homes
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2010
Volume 29
issue 6
Start Page 1194-1199
Abstract To become a medical home, providing patients with comprehensive, coordinated primary care, practices need to meet multiple requirements. These include some form of round-the-clock access for patients; managing chronic or complex conditions; carrying out timely, clear communication between providers and patients; and engaging in continuous quality improvement. The recently enacted health reform law reinforces these requirements. Although most primary care practices are small, we show how they, too, can meet the requirements by sharing services-for example, by using a shared nurse-staffed service to provide medical advice evenings and weekends-and by receiving help through various "extension"centers.
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Care Coordination;Policy Issues
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions
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