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Articles, Reports, and Abstracts

ACP Articles

Moving Toward Patient-Centered Care was published in ACP Internist in February 2010. It is a brief look at defining a Patient Centered Medical Home and its key features.

Regents Hear Two Sides of Applying Medical Home Concept Published in 2009 in the ACP Internist, this article captures a debate between Bruce H. Hamory, FACP, and Richard J. Baron, FACP over whether the PCMH is best suited to large medical groups or works just as well in small practices.

Patients Find Medical Home in Pennsylvania: Pilot Project Shows Possible Future of Primary Care. Published in April 2009 in ACP Internist, this article interviews a practice in Pennsylvania that was one of 32 internal medicine and family practices to become a PCMH under former Governor Ed Rendell’s Chronic Care Commission.

Center for Practice Improvement & Innovation's (CPII) Two Year Study of 34 PCMHs
In an attempt to unveil common problems for small practices and offer solutions, ACP's CPII visited 34 practices across the U.S. over a two-year period. Members of the center’s three-person team assessed each practice on a variety of factors, such as scheduling, work flow, documentation and safety. They offered individual recommendations and resources for improvement, then returned to the practices a year later to measure results.

In a series of six articles (January 2008 to June 2008), ACP Internist explores the issues the team encountered during its visits, the advice given, and how the practices responded.


A series of reports issued by the Center for Studying Health System Change, The Commonwealth Fund, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaboration.

Center for Studying Health System Change

The Commonwealth Fund

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)

Journal Abstracts

A series of journal abstracts from a variety of sources on key components of the Patient Centered Medical Care model.


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New Study: Total Cost of Care Lower among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Receiving Care from Patient-Centered Medical Homes

August 9, 2014: A new, independent research study, conducted by RTI International and published in the Health Services Research journal, adds to the evidence that accredited patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) deliver lower cost and drive more appropriate health care utilization. The study focused on participants in the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program, comparing 308 PCMHs recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a sample of nearly 2,000 non-accredited PCMHs across three years, beginning in July of 2008.

Recognized PCMH Practices


Website: www.ncqa.org/

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