The patient-centered medical home model of care has gained national interest, UMass Medical School’s Judith L. Steinberg, MD, MPH, said in an International Business Times story about a Florida retirement community embracing the model.
“The concept of patient-centered medical homes has definitely taken hold and its implementation is growing across the country,” Dr. Steinberg told the newspaper. She is a clinical associate professor at UMass Medical School and deputy chief medical officer of its Commonwealth Medicine division.
Steinberg is an expert in the patient-centered medical home model of care. Under her leadership, Commonwealth Medicine was a partner with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services on the Massachusetts Patient-Centered Medical Home Initiative, a three-year multi-payer demonstration.
At UMass Medical School, Steinberg and her team are working to support practices and health care organizations in implementing such Massachusetts health care reform initiatives as MassHealth’s Primary Care Payment Reform and One Care, the integrated care program for people with disabilities who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.