One of the means being explored is a laboratory formulary. If the utility of a certain test is questionable, then it might not be available to all ordering physicians. This not only helps to cut lab tests, but very often relieves some of the financial burden on patients.
Some of the “solutions” that the company offers are 20 years old. Still its emphasis on consumer guidance ensures that the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time, says Helen Darling, former head of the National Business Group on Health.
Mark. W. Friedberg, MD, one of the foremost experts on the patient-centered medical home explains why the high-profile failures of some recent demonstration projects shouldn’t mean the end for this care delivery system. The challenges can be overcome with some different approaches.