Reinventing Primary Care
Dwindling health care resources and budgets are turning the patient-centered medical home into a hot commodity for making health care more efficient and effective and less fragmented and costly. They start with a solid foundation: primary care. Whether the enhanced primary care model lives up to its promise is still up for debate, based on the available research. Still, policymakers, payers, and physician practices are increasingly taking the bet, particularly with passage of the Affordable Care Act.