David G, Gunnarsson C, Saynisch PA, Chawla R, Nigam S. Do patient‐centered medical homes reduce emergency department visits?. Health services research. 2015 Apr;50(2):418-39.
Independence Blue Cross (IBC) of Pennsylvania, the largest commercial health plan in the Philadelphia area, implemented the Pennsylvania’s Chronic Care Initiative, a multistakeholders effort aimed at improving the quality of primary care for patients with chronic illness. Medical practices participating in the program received financial and
logistical support from IBC and were required to achieve PCMH designation from the NCQA at Level 1 or higher.