What if medical providers were paid to keep people healthy? We believe that simple concept could transform health care in Montana. That's the idea behind Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).
The Office of the Commissioner of Securities & Insurance, Montana State Auditor, is leading an effort to change the way that health care is delivered in Montana by facilitating the Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Advisory Council. The advisory council includes insurance company representatives, medical providers, and consumer advocates working together to lay the groundwork for patient-centered medical homes in Montana.
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A Health Care Community
A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is not so much a place, as a community of health care professionals, lead by your primary care provider, focused on helping you become as healthy as you can be. Currently, providers are generally paid to treat illness and injury, providing incentives for excessive treatment, tests, and medication, leading to greater cost throughout the system. A PCMH allows for better acess to health care, increased satisfaction with care, and improved health outcomes for patients and communities. A PCMH team collectively takes responsibility for ongoing patient care at all stages, focusing on coordinating care and prevention.
The Council's recommended PCMH legislation will be included in CSI's legislative package for the 2013 session.
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For questions about the Montana Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative contact Amanda Roccabruna Eby at firstname.lastname@example.org