Framing the Medical Home Model of Care

Evidence shows that improved availability of primary care on a population basis and
improved ratios of primary care to specialty care results in:

according to Dawn Bazarko, senior vice president of clinical innovations for
UnitedHealthcare.

Bazarko, along with Dr. Lonnie Fuller, medical director for the Pennsylvania Medicaid
ACCESS Plus PCCM-DM Program, chronicles the provider and payor experiences
on the road to establishing medical homes for their respective populations in the new
report, Framing the Medical Home Model of Care: Blueprint from Early Adopters

This 45-page resource describes the skills, technology, cultural change and financial
incentives necessary to transform a physician practice into a medical home. It also
presents a game plan for health plans that are ready to embrace and reimburse this
model of care.

Framing the Medical Home Model

Bazarko offers a payor's perspective as agent for the medical
home based on UnitedHealthcare's experience from its medical
home pilot. She shares feedback from consumer focus groups
and suggests methods for dispelling consumers' misperceptions
about the medical home. She provides guidance on consumer
education and activation strategies and tips for marketing
the medical home and measuring its outcomes. She also
discusses opportunities for value-added partnerships for
medical homes in care and disease management programs
offered by external entities.

From the physician standpoint, the medical home provides
multiple opportunities to reframe traditional care delivery, reshape medical professionals'
attitudes, improve practice processes and share innovations with other providers.
Dr. Fuller, describes the four requirements of the advanced medical home, including a
critical cultural shift in the practice from "physician as boss" to one of collaboration
and support. He weighs in on the workload, staff training and technology required
to support the medical home model in a practice, and suggests how payment reform
and collaboratives can help move practices toward clinical excellence.

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In "Framing the Medical Home Model of Care: Blueprint from Early Adopters,"
Ms. Bazarko and Dr. Fuller furnish details on the following:

This report also summarizes the results of a 2008 HIN e-survey that captured
medical home awareness and implementation levels by healthcare industry sector.
The survey analysis also reveals the motivation, strategies and outcomes behind
medical home adoption.

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Save 15% when you order "Framing the Medical Home Model of Care: Blueprint
from Early Adopters
" and "The Medical Home: Pathway to Patient-Centric
Primary Care
," which addresses the value and challenges of medical homes from
the viewpoints of organizations already trying to establish medical homes for
their populations. Covered in this 40-page special report are funding and implementation
hurdles, successful methods for identifying members and redesigning office practices
to move toward an advanced medical home model. Order your copy of the
Medical Home Compilation online today.

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