Media coverage of CCDTR research on the Medical Home and Clinic Operating Costs

July 2012 – A CCDTR study showed that clinics that function as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) face higher operating costs. While primary care practices across the country are being asked to implement the PCMH model, little research had shown how the model would affect clinic costs and the limited existing research showed mixed results. CCDTR researchers, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, used data from federally funded health centers to carry out the first national study to address this question. The study is from the Transforming Safety Net Clinics into Patient-Centered Medical Homes Evaluation Project (PI: Dr. Marshall Chin) and was published in the journal JAMA. The study was highlighted in media outlets including Crain’s Chicago Business, Fox News, Science Life, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Hyde Park Herald.