Coordinating care Medical Home Network will link hospitals, clinics and doctors serving Medicaid patients


  • Published On  Jun 15, 2011
  • Publication  Chicago Tribune
  • Author  Judith Graham

Excerpt

In an unprecedented effort to improve medical care on the Southwest Side, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, five private hospitals, and dozens of clinics and physician practices have agreed to cooperate in bolstering basic care for Medicaid patients.

Their venture, known as the Medical Home Network, represents one of the most ambitious attempts in the U.S. to restructure the way care is delivered to vulnerable families covered by Medicaid, the government's health program for the poor.

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