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‘Medical Home’ Experiment Reduced Costs, Improved Care Even More In Second Year

Reuters: New Health Care Model Cut Even More Costs In Year Two: Insurer
The nation's largest experiment in delivering medical care in an innovative way has reduced costs and improved the quality of care even more in its second year than in its first, according to the insurance company behind it. The nonprofit CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield launched its "Patient-Centered Medical Home" program in January 2011 among primary-care providers serving about one-third of its 3.4 million members in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia (Begley, 6/6).

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