An annual survey of costs for primary care practices find those participating in patient-centered medical home programs have higher operating costs per patient than non-participants, but also have higher medical revenue per patient.

The Medical Group Management Association’s “Cost Survey for Primary Care Practices: 2013 Report Based on 2012 Data,” is based on surveys of 969 practices. Medical homes had a median of 29 full time equivalent support staff per 10,000 patients, compared with 18.5 for other practices. Medical home practices also had more FTE providers per 10,000 patients.

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