The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has set the goal for all primary care practices in Massachusetts to become patient-centered medical homes by the year 2015. The Massachusetts PCMH Initiative (PCMHI) is intended to address a series of challenges, including:
- fragmented, discontinuous care that harms patient health status and increases costs;
- increasing prevalence of chronic disease, and suboptimal management of chronic disease among patients with such illness; and
- a growing shortage of primary care providers.
This information is provided by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.