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11 Strategies for Payment Reform in Primary Care
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Reforming payment structures for primary care “is absolutely essential to the implementation and sustained operation” of a medical home, according to the chairman of a payment reform task force for the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative. Allan H. Goroll, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and PCPCC task force chairman, says payment reform is essential to sustain operation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), and a “blended strategy” may help minimize shortcomings of any single payment method. However, any reform would face considerable resistance because of fears of the unknown, Goroll says.