Thursday, October 22, 2009

Health Care Reform and the Patient Centered Medical Home Model

If you've been following the news about health care reform, you have probably heard the term 'medical home' used and may have wondered what that meant.

Dr. Lori Heim, President of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), spoke with us on Tuesday to assure us that patient centered medical homes (PCMH) are not the same as nursing homes!

Want to learn more about PCMH? Read my coverage of her presentation that includes some graphs to better understand the discussion. Dr. Heim also shared a great website from the Kaiser Family Foundation that gives a side by side comparison of the current health reform proposals, and more information about AAFP's Health Care for All policy is available on their website.

Dr. Heim had to run to catch her plane immediately afterward but I am so glad she took the time to come to Seattle and help us better understand the terminology, politics, and positions of primary care physicians in the current issue of health care reform.

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