Use of "medical home" care model grows

07/14/2008 | USA Today

The federal government and insurers are using programs that increase payments or reward primary care doctors for creating a "medical home" model in which they coordinate a patient's entire range of care, as well as offer longer office hours, same-day appointments and electronic medical records. The efforts are seen as a way to reduce health care spending through fewer hospitalizations, ER visits and diseases.

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