Primary Care and Medical Homes

North Carolina’s model for primary care redesign, improvement, and infrastructure support has a proven track record of success. A crucial part of this model is coordination of initiatives through the North Carolina Healthcare Quality Alliance (NCHQA), a non-profit organization comprised of private and public partners across North Carolina’s health system. This brief describes NCHQA’s origin […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Jill Rosenthal June 2012 North Carolina’s success in developing a statewide infrastructure that supports a robust primary care system has resulted in better health outcomes, lower cost, and a new way of organizing and improving health in the state.  This success is due largely to its ability to synchronize and align initiatives within the […]

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  • Webinars

    Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act provides states with an enticing opportunity to provide health homes for chronically ill Medicaid enrollees. States are able to draw an enhanced federal match to integrate primary care with behavioral health and long-term services and supports for two years.  Join Melinda Abrams of The Commonwealth Fund and state […]

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  • Webinars

    Innovative payment models can support medical homes by decreasing the cost of care, incenting and rewarding quality over quantity, and enabling practices to invest in infrastructure and supports. Many leading states have learned from early initiatives and are moving forward with new payment models that to further drive system goals, including lowered costs, improved quality […]

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  • Webinars

    Community-based teams can help medical home providers offer primary care that is coordinated, whole-person oriented, and integrated with local community resources.  Nine states are now making payments to community-based practice support teams, and others are exploring possibilities for launching teams in the near future.  Webcast attendees will hear from program leaders in Alabama, Michigan, and […]

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  • Publications

    Shared decision making (SDM)—a process that engages patients in a dialogue with their providers to help them select health care options that conform to their values and preferences—is receiving increased attention as a tool for improving quality and patient satisfaction, and addressing unwarranted variation in care. Building on NASHP’s analyses of state health system improvement […]

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  • Publications

    States are seeking to strengthen primary care through the medical home model to achieve better outcomes and lower costs. The eight states profiled in this report—Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia—are at different stages in the development and implementation of medical home programs. The states have drawn on both well-tested approaches and […]

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  • Webinars

    This webcast is an introduction to the new Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) initiative in North Carolina, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  It will outline the key components of North Carolina’s primary care practice transformation strategy, their interrelationship, lessons learned, the role of a state level coalition, and […]

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  • Publications

    NASHP convened a June 2011 forum in Denver, Colorado, that brought together state and federal officials, primary care offices and associations and other key partners to learn from Colorado’s efforts and discuss health centers’ roles and challenges in delivery system reform. This report frames key issues, themes and recommendations that emerged from the forum for […]

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  • Webinars

    For the past year, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) has worked with a group of eight states (Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia) to develop medical home programs.  Over the past 12 months, these eight states, referred to as the Medical Homes II Consortium, have made strides toward this […]

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    December 20, 2010 | Filed under: Medicaid, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Webinars