Patient-centered home reduces costs, admissions for medical group

10/1/2013 | (New Jersey)

Using a patient-centered medical home model significantly reduced per-patient costs for Summit Medical Group, which instituted the pilot program in cooperation with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The program also showed lower patient admissions, 49 per 1,000 patients compared with the statewide rate of 85 per 1,000. "The patient-centered medical home had a major impact on cost of care, quality of care," said Dr. Robert W. Brenner, chief medical officer of Summit Medical Group.

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