One possible solution for rising health care costs is the rise of the "medical home," a health care model that involves primary care doctors taking over management of their patients' care, according to Workforce Management. Under the model, doctors would be compensated for tasks they weren't previously paid for, such as coordinating care between specialists, using electronic health records to avoid errors, and following programs that help provide better care.

The concept originally started with the American Acadamy of Pediatrics and referred to a central location for children's medical records, Workforce Management writes; currently, 15 states have passed legislation to encourage medical homes for children. Fewer states have extended pilot programs to the general population "in part because medical specialists and other interest groups may lose out," the magazine writes.

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