Primary Care and Medical Homes

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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  • Publications

    Through the Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation (IMPaCT) initiative, North Carolina launched two learning collaboratives to enhance its existing infrastructure for primary care practice support. North Carolina is one of four lead IMPaCT states that have expanded, evaluated, and shared their efforts to transform primary care practices. This issue brief summarizes key strategies, results […]

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    The national IMPaCT project supported North Carolina as one of four leading states in the field of practice transformation and primary care extension. Through IMPaCT, North Carolina partnered with four other states (Idaho, Maryland, Montana, West Virginia) to disseminate its primary care practice transformation strategies. Together these states formed the North Carolina IMPaCT Learning Community, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Larry Hinkle October 2013   Many states are testing primary care extension as a strategy for supporting continuous quality improvement in practice. Primary care extension is based on the model of the Agricultural Extension Service. In health care this model applies scientific research and new knowledge to practices through provider education – often led […]

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  • Publications

    As part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s Infrastructure for Maintaining Primary Care Transformation initiative, NASHP worked with four states (Idaho, Maryland, Montana, and West Virginia) that sought to adapt aspects of North Carolina’s nationally recognized model of primary care practice transformation. This report summarizes the value of primary care transformation for […]

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  • Publications

    One of the most critical steps in developing and implementing a multi-payer medical home initiative is securing health care payer and purchaser participation. This new NASHP brief discusses five overarching strategies that conveners can use to make the case: building trust among competitors; leveraging existing infrastructure; using the market to drive demand; striking the balance […]

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    September 17, 2013 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • Webinars

    Monday, December 9, 2013 12:30-2pm EST View Webinar Here Join NASHP for a webinar on aligning federal and state programs and policies to support building stronger linkages between primary care and resources and services within the community, including behavioral, public health, long-term services and socio-economic supports. State leaders from Alabama and Rhode Island will describe […]

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  • School-Based Health Care for Adults, Too
    State Health Policy Blog

    By Andy Snyder September 2013 It’s the start of the school year, and some school-based health centers (SBHCs) are busy providing health services not just to students, but to adults as well. The School-Based Health Alliance reports that the number of school-based health centers that provide care to students’ families, school faculty, and the wider […]

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  • Publications

    Through regular screening cervical cancer is a highly preventable disease, yet thousands of women are newly diagnosed with the cancer each year. This brief features best practices from 14 FQHCs across 7 states that have made significant strides to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer enabled by adopting core attributes of the patient-centered medical home […]

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