Can the patient center medical home be the shot in the arm for healthcare delivery, as well as a shot in the arm for the physician’s bottom line? NJ Spotlight examined this in a recent article.

 

Dr. Ken Faistl’s Freehold practice has been a PCMH for the past three years, and was one of the original practices to join the Horizon Healthcare Innovation pilot. He  met with the UMDNJ medical students, and he said students want to go into primary care but have been discouraged by their high student debt and the relatively low salaries.

“The Horizon pilot project, Faistl comments, “is a combination of paying primary care doctors additional fees, not only to see the patients but to coordinate care, and that is a new model of care.  What  you  are  really looking at is paying physicians not only for the visits that they provide, but the outcomes of the patients they take care of.”

 

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