A Troubled Asset Relief Program for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

J Ambul Care Manage. Apr/Jun 2017;40(2):89-100. doi: 10.1097/JAC.0000000000000180.


The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) costs a lot to build and maintain. Deficiencies have become apparent: it has provided few of its advertised benefits and is becoming a troubled asset. A troubled asset relief program for the PCHM is needed (PCMH-TARP). This report presents a PCMH-TARP that places patients' interests first. The PCMH-TARP addresses regulatory barriers and greatly simplifies the complexity of the PCMH blueprint. A disruptively renovated PCMH will stand on a foundation of measures that matter to patients.

MeSH terms

  • Continuity of Patient Care / economics*
  • Continuity of Patient Care / standards
  • Cost Control / methods
  • Cost Control / standards*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / economics*
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care, Integrated / standards
  • Economic Recession
  • Humans
  • Patient-Centered Care / economics*
  • Patient-Centered Care / standards
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*