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Medical Home Models for Specialty Care Medical Home Models for Specialty Care
Use of the patient-centered medical home model in primary care settings can improve quality, reduce costs, and increase accessibility of health care. Providers are now applying principles of the medical home to the delivery of specialty care in an effort to provide comprehensive, coordinated care and improve health outcomes.

The featured Innovations examine how three different providers adapted the primary care medical home model to specialty care, including a community-based oncology practice that redesigned its care delivery processes, a pediatric center serving children with special health care needs, and a statewide medical home program that improved access to comprehensive pregnancy care for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The featured QualityTools provide resources to support the integration of the patient-centered medical home model into specialty care.
Featured Innovations:
Featured QualityTools:

 Systems of Care/Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative: Primary Care–Specialty Care Compact
Developed by Colorado Medical Society; Systems of Care/Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative

 The Patient-Centered Medical Home and Specialty Physicians
Developed by American College of Physicians

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 Heart Failure Self-Management—Caring for Your Heart: Living Well With Heart Failure
Developed by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; San Francisco General Hospital; University of North Carolina

 Patient-Centered Medical Home
Developed by American Academy of Family Physicians