Medical Society pilot guides practices to PCMH recognition

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A pilot training and support program has helped 13 small CT primary care practices, with 105 physicians plus clinical and administrative staff, achieve NCQA patient-centered medical home (PCMH) recognition. Six other practices have applications pending. Those practices join the growing list of 600 recognized PCMH providers in CT as first adopters of this important delivery system innovation. The state medical society and the CSMS-IPA sponsored the pilot program; they intend to expand the program to more providers in CT. The PCMH model relies on team-based care and care coordination to help consumers keep themselves well. The model has been associated with improved health outcomes while holding down costs.
Ellen Andrews