Specialty Care Medical Homes For People With Severe, Persistent Mental Disorders

Authors, Primary Alakeson,Vidhya;Frank,Richard G.;Katz,Ruth E.
Title Primary Specialty Care Medical Homes For People With Severe, Persistent Mental Disorders
Periodical Full Health Affairs
Pub Year 2010
Volume 29
issue 5
Start Page 867-873
Abstract The patient-centered medical home concept is central to discussions about the reform of the health care delivery system. Most descriptions of the concept assume that a primary care practice would serve as the hub of the medical home. However, for people with severe and persistent mental disorders, specialty health care settings serve as the principal point of contact with the health care system. For them, a patient-centered medical home in a specialty setting would be the most expedient way to address their urgent health care needs. Among other issues, implementing this idea would mean reimbursement strategies to support the integration and coordination of primary care in specialty settings.
Publisher Project Hope
Place of Publication Millwood, Va.
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Access to Care
Special Population(s) People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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