Table 1

Characteristics of Study Practices (N = 20)

CharacteristicUtah PracticesColorado Practices
Number and type8 university-owned primary care7 private primary care practices5 FQHC network practices
Medical home modelCare by Design (medical home)NCQA PCMH 2011 (Level III)NCQA PCMH 2011 (Level III)
Number of annual primary care visits/practice, range12,912–38,0767,206–29,88010,433–47,777
Number of primary care physicians/practice, range3–132–82–7
Number of primary care physician assistants and nurse practitioners/practice, range1–41–62–12
Number of care managers, range1–20–11.5–6
PayersPrimarily commercial insurance; 2 practices with ≥30% MedicaidPrimarily commercial insurance≥69% Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP
Urgent care and/or extended hours2 evening/weekend urgent careWeekend and after hoursWeekend and after hours
3 extended hours
Context3 suburban, 3 urban, 2 rural4 suburban, 3 urbanUrban and suburban
  • FQHC = Federally Qualified Health Center; NCQA = National Committee for Quality Assurance; PCMH = patient-centered medical home; SCHIP = State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

  • Notes: Study practices in Utah were primary care practices including family medicine, internal medicine, and internal medicine/pediatrics. Colorado practices were full-spectrum family medicine practices; 6 did not include obstetrics. Colorado FQHC practices were full-spectrum family medicine practices and included obstetrics, pediatrics, and geriatrics. They also included on-site behavioral health and dental care and hospital care.