OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis There is a rapidly growing interest in the medical home model, with 30 state or regional demonstration sites showing significant cost savings, particularly through reduced emergency room visits and a reduction in the duplication of diagnostic tests. The Medicare Improvement Act for Patients and Providers in 2008 included the expansion of medical homes as a key initiative. Providers see the model as a way to provide high quality integrated care, and many payers, both private and public, are now . . .
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