Tine Hansen-Turton

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Patient centered medical homes reduce healthcare costs for the developmentally disabled

Over the last year, Woods Services conducted a patient-centered medical home pilot program in partnership with Pennsylvania’s largest Medicaid insurer. The idea behind the program was to see whether they would reduce overall health care costs and improve health outcomes.

How can we improve life-long care for the developmentally disabled?

While some of the 5 million individuals in the U.S. with intellectual disability can live fully integrated lives in the community with minimal supports, 2 to 3 percent have complex medical and behavioral needs that make them unable to perform self-care activities.