Primary Care and Medical Homes

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

    Using Consumer Experience Surveys for Quality Improvement in Maine Health Centers

    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

    IMPaCTing Meaningful Improvements in Primary Care Practice

    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

    National Academy for State Health Policy – Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Webinar — State Innovations: Updates from the Minnesota Health Care Home Initiative

    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

    Supporting Iowa Rural Provider Capacity Through Community Care Coordination Teams

    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

    To Align or Not to Align: State Options in Multi-Payer Medical Home Initiatives

    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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  • Texas – Medical Homes

    The Texas Medical Home Work Group has been meeting regularly for more than three years. This group, convened by the Texas Department of State Health Services, exists to, “to enhance the development of Medical Homes within the primary care setting.” Several state agencies are represented in the group, as are a wide range of stakeholders. The group serves as a […]

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    December 1, 2013 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Texas

  • Publications

    North Carolina’s IMPaCT Initiative: Enhancing Primary Care Practice Support

    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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  • Webinars

    Making an IMPaCT: State Models for Primary Care Transformation

    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

    Lessons in Primary Care Extension from Four States

    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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