The Medical Home: A Solution to Chronic Care Management?
Insights into reducing overall health costs
Coming Soon: An updated Medical Home report will be released by the Center for Health Solutions in Spring 2010.
There is widespread recognition that the U.S. health care system falls short in its efforts to effectively manage chronic conditions. Currently, 45 percent of the population has a chronic medical condition. Among the Medicare population the statistics are even worse: 83 percent have at least one chronic condition and almost a quarter have at least five co-morbidities.
A good starting point for reducing U.S. health care expenses overall is to implement a long-term strategy to reduce the costs associated with unmanaged chronic conditions. "The Medical Home: Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model," a new paper by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, part of Deloitte LLP, offers a strategic perspective on this potential solution to address the challenge of chronic care management.
In a medical home model, primary care clinicians and allied professionals provide conventional diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as coordination of care for patients that require services not available in primary care settings. The goal is to provide a patient with a broad spectrum of care, both preventive and curative, over a period of time and to coordinate all of the care the patient receives.
"The Medical Home: Disruptive Innovation for a New Primary Care Model" examines medical home models, their savings potential, and the implications for policymakers and key industry stakeholders. The paper also offers compelling arguments in favor of medical home adoption.
To read the full report, please download the attached PDF.
Series on “Disruptive Innovations” in Health Care
This paper is part of a series of reports by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions about “disruptive innovations” in health care. Learn more about the series.