PCMH Case Study

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The United States is in a constant state of healthcare reform at this time. With this reform comes the need for change. Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a new healthcare system for providing care to given populations. As the healthcare reform is in full swing at this time we will briefly review a patient population that is benefited by PCMH, what conditions are followed by PCMHs, who pays for the services provided, what type of insurance are included by PCMHs, what providers are in the PCMHs, how the providers paid in the PCMH system, and the results of the current progress of the PCMH. It is believed that “Every child and youth deserves a medical home” (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014). This appears to be true for all age groups in all populations. PAMH are designed to provide care to their patients from birth to death in all areas of care. This includes a comprehensive healthcare team with the primary care providers (PCP), and the rest of the provider and healthcare staff. This team provides treatment to their patients using a patient centered approach and providing care for wellness to illness for both acute and…show more content…
The information could not found where PCMH was covered by any private plans. It looks like in Illinois, only people that have government or state funded healthcare insurance qualify for the PCMH plans. If this system does work well for the government then it could be assumed that private insurances companies at some time would offer PCMH. With the constant reform that is going on in the United States, what is found to work well with decreasing cost of care and improving patients’ outcomes should be adopted by all healthcare systems and insurances in order to meet the over all goals that have been set up by the government (Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, 2008) (American College of Physicians Leading Internal Medicine, Improving Lives,
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