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The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization: Annual Review of Evidence 2016 - 2017

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The Impact of Primary Care Practice Transformation on Cost, Quality, and Utilization reviews PCMH results from 45 peer-reviewed reports and additional government and state evaluations. Implementation of the PCMH and high performing primary care differs depending upon the needs and preferences of those delivering, receiving, and paying for related care. 

The sixth annual PCPCC report was authored by the Robert Graham Center of the American Academy of Family Physicians. It was published with support from the Milbank Memorial Fund. It employed broader search terms and more rigorous search criteria that evaluated studies, reports, and evaluations. It was published from November 1, 2015 to February 28, 2017. It also features examples and data from PCMH programs. Included were Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan which leads one of the oldest PCMH programs. The program is in its eighth year with seven years of data. Also included were the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative launched by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; and the state primary care initiatives including Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon.

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