Inching up the Medical Home Index
The Implementing a Learning Collaborative on the Medical Home for Children with Special Healthcare Needs project addressed the need to improve the quality of care for children with special health care needs and their families by implementing the medical home model in primary care practices.
Aggregate results from the 11 Title V teams and 30 primary care practices involved in the learning collaborative shows an overall increase in the average total medical home index score from 3.42 to 4.79. The index is a widely used measure of a practice's progress toward the goal of becoming a medical home.
That means the thousands of children served by these practices are receiving more patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated care as a result of the practices’ transformation into a medical home.
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