A third of practices adopt a team-based care in the past year


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Medical Group Management Association’s MGMA Stat poll asked healthcare professionals if their organizations changed to a team-based care model in the past year.  The concept of team-based care originated with primary care practices, and the Patient Centered Medical Home movement, and experienced growth in many specialty practices as well.  Proponents of team-based care describe the benefits that come from multiple health providers working collaboratively, improving physician-physician and physician-patient communications, resulting in higher patient satisfaction and improved health outcomes.

Overall, over a third of respondents (37 percent) indicated their organizations converted to a team-based approach in the past year. 

The poll was conducted on May 9, 2017 with 733 total responses. Of this total, 100 indicated the question was not applicable to their situation with a net of 633 answering the question.

MGMA Stat is a national poll that addresses practice management topics, the impact of new legislation, and related topics. Participation is open to all healthcare professionals. Results of other polls and information on how to participate in MGMA Stat is available at: mgma.org/polls.


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