Building Medical Homes: Lessons from Eight States with Emerging Programs

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 innovative tactics to help primary care providers adopt the model. As a whole, their experiences demonstrate that states can play critical roles in convening stakeholders, helping practices improve performance, and addressing antitrust concerns that arise when multiple payers collaborate.

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