HHS Sees the Light

It’s only taken multiple years of pointing out the successes of patient-centered medical homes and primary care, but finally the US Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) has discovered that these are good ideas to improve quality, decrease cost, and improve patient experience! Shocking. Below is the video of HHS Sec Burwell discussing this on 1/26/15. It is accompanied by an increase in value-based payment models by Medicare, which is a good idea in general, but the devil is always in the details. We’ll all stay tuned to see how this progresses, and rest assured that the American Academy of Family Physicians is working to make to optimize this for patients and primary care physicians!

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