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Trying a new approach to primary care: prevention
San Francisco Chronicle

A growing model for health care is showing promising results and saving insurers millions of dollars.

It’s called a patient-centered medical home. The model encourages the family doctor to act as a health coach and focus as much on preventing illness as on treating it.

WellPoint, UnitedHealth and other insurers have pilot projects testing the concept. The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are making plans to use medical homes, too.