Patient-centered medical homes in Louisiana had minimal impact on Medicaid population's use of acute care and costs.

@article{Cole2015PatientcenteredMH,
  title={Patient-centered medical homes in Louisiana had minimal impact on Medicaid population's use of acute care and costs.},
  author={Evan Cole and Claudia R. Campbell and Mark L. Diana and Larry S. Webber and Richard A. Culbertson},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2015},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={87-94}
}
The patient-centered medical home model of primary care has received considerable attention for its potential to improve outcomes and reduce health care costs. Yet little information exists about the model's ability to achieve these goals for Medicaid patients. We sought to evaluate the effect of patient-centered medical home certification of Louisiana primary care clinics on the quality and cost of care over time for a Medicaid population. We used a quasi-experimental pre-post design with a… CONTINUE READING

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