Studies on the Success of PCMH

Key Results - as of 2013

The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), one of the leading coalitions dedicated to advancing the health care system, has reviewed 46 medical home initiatives across the U.S. The initiatives listed in their publication include both peer-review articles and industry reports. The findings from their study are detailed below and can be viewed online at the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative.

Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK

Nearly 50 percent fewer urgent care and emergency room (ER) visits; 53 percent fewer hospital admissions; and 65 percent reduction in specialist utilization.

Capital Health Plan, Tallahassee, FL

Nearly 40 percent fewer inpatient stays; 37 percent fewer ER visits; and 18 percent lower health care claims costs.

Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Nearly 25 percent fewer hospital admissions; 50 percent fewer hospital readmissions; and 7 percent lower cumulative total spending.

Group Health of Washington, Seattle, WA

Nearly 15 percent fewer inpatient stays; 15 percent fewer hospital readmissions; estimated costs savings of $15 million (2009-2010); and 18-65 percent improvements in medication management.

HealthPartners, Bloomington, MN

Nearly 39 percent fewer ER visits; 40 percent fewer hospital readmissions; and reduced appointment wait time from 26 days to one day.

Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey

Nearly 25 percent fewer hospital readmissions; 21 percent fewer inpatient admissions; and 31 percent increase in self-management of blood sugar.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield of Maryland

Nearly 3.2 percent reduction in patients' overall health care costs; and estimated cost savings of $130 million (2013).

Vermont Medicaid

Nearly 31 percent fewer ER visits; 21 percent reduction in inpatient services; and 22 percent lower per member per month costs (2008-2010).