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Small pediatric practices may lack resources to become medical homes: study
Modern Physician

Small primary-care pediatric practices may be disadvantaged when it comes to achieving designation as a medical home, according to a study conducted by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Primary-care practices are under financial pressure to become designated as medical homes, which receive extra funding under the healthcare reform law to coordinate patient care and lower overall costs.

However, because most primary care for children is conducted in offices that employ five or fewer physicians, those smaller practices may not have the necessary resources to reach the medical home status.