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PCMH Study Briefing: Lower Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries
[August 26, 2014]

PCMH Study Briefing: Lower Cost of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--

A new, independent research study, conducted by RTI International and published in the Health Services Research journal, adds to the evidence that NCQA patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) deliver lower cost and drive more appropriate health care utilization.

The study focused on participants in the Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) program, comparing 308 PCMHs recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) with a sample of nearly 2,000 non-accredited PCMHs across three years, beginning in July of 2008.

NCQA will host a briefing to discuss the study.


  Wednesday, September 3, 2014
1-2 pm ET

WHO: This briefing is open to journalists and others interested in health care delivery system innovation and care coordination for Medicare beneficiaries. Speakers are:

WHERE: WEBEX Presentation Only- Please register for the event through WEBEX prior to the event to guarantee your spot. This is a free event and registrations are limited.

1. Register for the event here prior to the event:

2. Locate the event: PCMH Study: Lower Cost of Care for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries.

3. Enter your information to register and click JOIN.

4. Enter the password: Pcmh2014

5. Your audio connection will be established through the speakers in your computer. Questions will be addressed through the chat feature in WEBEX.

6. If you have trouble connecting, call 866-229-3239, Option 1.

RSVP: Please contact either Apoorva Stull at or 202-955-3567 or Ashley Carter at or 202-955-5106 with questions. Please register for the event prior to the event date through WEBEX to guarantee your spot.


The patient-centered medical home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients' experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient's care is tended to by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatments across the health care system. A growing body of research confirms that medical homes can lead to higher quality, lower costs, and higher patient and provider satisfaction.


NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA's Web site ( contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.

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