State of the Industry 2010: patient-centered medical homes through 2013

October 1, 2009

State of the Industry survey results

With so many stakeholders taking a long look at so many models, Edwina Rogers, executive director of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, was surprised that most respondents (39.1%) predict that projects will spread only into a few small areas.

"I would say that's on the low side with all the activity going on," says Rogers.

Although many note medical homes can increase utilization, Rogers believes the evidence coming out of real-world applications supports the model's potential.

"It tackles the cost and quality issues, and it revamps the delivery system," she says. "It is a major component that is proven to work. We don't have any negative examples."