MGMA: 70% of Practices at Least Interested in Becoming Patient-Centered Medical Home

Seventy percent of physician practices, both independent and hospital operated, reported already being in the process of becoming or interested in becoming a patient-centered medical home, according to an MGMA news release.

MGMA’s Patient Centered Medical Home Study: 2011 Report based on 2011 Data, conducted in April 2011, captured the views of 341 primary care and multispecialty practices nationwide. Other key findings from their study included the following:

•    More than 20 percent were accredited or recognized as a PCMH by a national organization.
•    The majority of practices interested in becoming a PCMH were family medicine (nearly 36 percent), followed closely by multispecialty practices with primary and specialty care (more than 30 percent) and pediatrics (more than 10 percent).
•    Assigning patients to a primary care clinician is one of the top five most common processes practices engaged in as part of the PCMH model.
•    Establishing care coordination agreements with referral physicians was cited as one of the top five challenges during the transformation period.

Read the MGMA study about patient-centered medical homes.

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