North Carolina's medical home model saves $154 million

August 2009
State Health Watch;Aug2009, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p6
The article discusses how Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), an initiative which has 970,000 Medicaid recipients enrolled into a medical home, was able to realize savings estimated at 154 million dollars based on actuarial studies. The CNCC initiative has been based on the concept of prevention, with the idea that patients with long-term established relationships with a primary health care provider are more likely to receive preventive cancer screenings and less likely to need expensive medical treatment for serious illnesses.


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