HLSA Research Seminar: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of CareFirst's Patient-Centered Medical Home Program
Join the Health Services Administration Department for our next Seminar with Gilbert Gimm, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University.
Dr. Gilbert Gimm has research expertise in disability and aging, program evaluations, care coordination, and government payment reforms. He is co-principal investigator of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program evaluation and co-investigator on a grant from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) to examine disparities in access to care for adults with disabilities.
PCMH has emerged with the promise of improving care coordination and quality as an alternative to fee-for-service payments in the U.S Delivery System. In this seminar Dr. Gimm will present key findings from a 5-year mixed-methods evaluation study of a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program that was implemented by CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland in 2011. He will share highlights from the claims data analysis and qualitative assessment of provider focus groups. Finally, Dr. Gimm will discuss implications for future PCMH initiatives and payment reforms.