By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – University Medicine has entered into an agreement with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to roll out its patient-centered medical home model to six more of its practices, BCBSRI announced Monday
Current PCMH practices are located in Providence, but University Medicine is in the process of expanding the methods to additional practices in East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Warwick.
“Preliminary data, both locally and nationally, suggests that patients often receive higher quality care when treated in a PCMH,” Dr. Gus Manocchia, senior vice president and chief medical officer for BCBSRI, said in a release announcing the agreement.
“[University Medicine] remains committed to working with us to help improve our members’ overall health, with the ultimate goal of moderating long-term health care costs,” said Manocchia.
According to Dr. Francis Basile, division director of Primary Care at University Medicine, transitioning to the PCMH model allows UM to “deliver better access and to better coordinate care across the spectrum from primary to specialty to hospital care.”
The following practices will transition to the PCMH model: