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Small Practice Package small practice package for PCMH transformation
Physician Practice Too Small
for a PCMH? Think Again »

"If you're not trying to develop a medical home out of your primary care practice, don't let being 'too small' be your excuse. Why?

Practices don't get much smaller than that of Joseph Mambu, MD. And he's doing it..."

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Small and solo practices can achieve measurable results by transforming into PCMHs. Like the big guys, small practices in our programs are...

  • Improving quality outcomes
  • Improving financial outcomes
  • Reducing ER visits and hospital admissions through improved ambulatory access
  • Cutting the total cost of care for patients
  • Demonstrating the value of Family Medicine…higher quality and lower costs
  • Making positive changes to your practice work environment, including advanced team care
  • Making meaningful use of EHRs and innovative technologies to improve patient care

The Small Practice Package is designedand pricedexclusively for small practices with 1-4 providers. This package bundles together the change components small practices need to become PCMHs.

Components of the Small Practice Package Include:

  • PCMH Assessment to identify expectations, define processes and clarify objectives
  • Gap Analysis to pinpoint both your practice's current state and any "low hanging fruit" PCMH opportunities that you can take advantage of now
  • Comprehensive Transformation Plan to prioritize and operationalize roadmaps and timelines that meet your practice's PCMH needs and objectives
  • Dedicated Program Advisor to provide guidance and feedback in 4 scheduled conference calls per year
  • 3 Memberships in Delta-Exchange - the online learning community for primary care. Access useful PCMH resources, connect with like-minded colleagues, ask questions of experts, and share "what works" with practice leaders who've "been there"
  • Enrollment in TransforMED's PCMH learning collaborative
  • Assistance with NCQA Recognition

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A briefing paper from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) summarizes key findings from several PCMH projects

PCMH pilots saw major gains in quality, such as patient adoption of healthy behaviors, significant improvements in quality of preventive care for chronic diseases, decreased duplication of services and tests, and in one pilot – a notable reduction in mortality.

Access was also improved, from reduction in appointment waiting time to increases in well-child visits. Better access also allowed patients to see their own doctors rather than visit emergency rooms, resulting in reductions in ER and inpatient visits – and costs.

Where patient perceptions were measured, improvements were seen in patient satisfaction, patient involvement and perceived quality of care.

Some participants saw improvements to the practice work environment, reporting less staff burnout as well as improvement in recruitment and retention of primary care physicians.

Significant reductions in overall costs were documented in several pilots.

PCMH evidence: PCPCC's publication The Outcomes of Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home InerventionsClick here to read the PCPCC's PDF entitled The Outcomes of Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Home Interventions: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access and Costs from Recent Prospective Evaluation Studies, August 2009 – Prepared by Kevin Grumbach, MD, Thomas Bodenheimer, MD MPH and Paul Grundy MD, MPH

Related content at AAFP NEWS NOW:
Study Results Confirm PCMH Success in Improving Quality, Reducing Costs



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