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PCMH Pilot Not Associated with Cost Reductions, Study Shows
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Yet another report showing lackluster quality improvement in physician practices certified as patient centered medical homes—after three years of concerted effort—sparks the question: why is it so difficult to get better results?

The report, published in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association, compared quality, utilization, and costs of care delivered to about 120,000 patients in 32 Pennsylvania practices. About half of the patients were treated by physicians in PCMHs certified or recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance; the others were treated by physicians in traditional practices.