Medical homes pay off for NY physicians

March 25, 2011

Six health plans in New York's Hudson Valley paid $1.5 million to 236 primary care physicians in 11 practices that achieved patient-centered medical home recognition from a national nonprofit organization.

Six health plans in New York's Hudson Valley paid $1.5 million to 236 primary care physicians in 11 practices that achieved Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from a national nonprofit organization, according to the Taconic Health Information Network and Community (THINC).

The health plans represent 65% of the commercial insurance market in the Hudson Valley and 43% of Medicaid managed care. THINC is a local consortium of providers, payers, employers, public health agenices, and consumers that coordinated the PCMH program.

The recognition came from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.