Primary Care and Medical Homes

Federal and state policymakers are faced with the challenge of integrating services to address both the physical and behavioral health needs of the population. This brief summarizes key lessons and opportunities for federal and state alignment that surfaced during a meeting supported by The Commonwealth Fund of high-level federal and state leaders. Several case studies […]

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  • Publications

    Many factors catalyze the current trend toward primary care teams: payers’ demands for more integrated care and the varied skills such care requires; the complexity of today’s health care environment; the cost-effectiveness of using non-physician practitioners for some care; as well as insufficient numbers of primary care physicians in many areas of the country. Delivery […]

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    October 11, 2014 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • Publications

    Part 1 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. Chronic illnesses are responsible for more than three-quarters of health care spending and 7 out of 10 deaths in the United States—and nearly half of all Americans have at […]

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  • Publications

    Primary care practices transitioning to enhanced models of primary care require ongoing support to sustain their transformation efforts. Small and medium-sized practices in particular can benefit from shared resources facilitating care coordination and case management, use of data and technology, and ongoing practice improvement. This State Health Policy Briefing outlines key elements of a shared […]

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  • Publications

    Within multi-payer medical home initiatives, it is critical to develop and implement attribution and/or enrollment methodologies that assign participating patients to the practice most responsible for managing their care for two important reasons: the numbers of patients assigned to each practice influences the amount of supplemental PCMH payments paid to practices and which patients are […]

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  • Publications

    Maine was one of six states selected to participate in NASHP’s Medicaid-Safety Net Learning Collaborative. NASHP helped organize a series of web trainings for Maine’s health centers on using the Consumer Assessment for Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) patient satisfaction survey for quality improvement and staff training. CAHPS is being used in the state’s expansion […]

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    May 14, 2014 | Filed under: Medicaid, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • Webinars

    Primary care extension programs improve the quality of primary care services by educating providers on new and innovative practices in areas such as preventive medicine, health promotion, and chronic disease management. Section 5405 of the Affordable Care Act authorizes the establishment of a national primary care extension program. To pursue this goal, the Agency for […]

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  • Webinars

    Thursday, April 17, 2014: Minnesota’s statewide Health Care Home Initiative (HCH), a multi-payer patient-centered medical home program that currently has 322 certified HCHs, recently released its first program evaluation. This webinar provides background on the initiative and highlight the key findings of the 2014 HCH Evaluation Report to the Minnesota State Legislature.

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  • Publications

    Shared community-based teams are a growing trend among states seeking to build provider capacity, especially for small and rural practices. This brief explores Iowa’s path to piloting shared community-based teams, from conception and planning to launch, and offers a framework for policy action for states and other organizations considering leading similar efforts. Iowa was one […]

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  • Webinars

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm ET View Webinar Here Currently, 19 states are participating in one or more multi-payer patient centered medical home initiatives (PCMH). As states develop new multi-payer PCMH initiatives, they will have to grapple with the question of how much, if any, alignment is necessary among key programmatic […]

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