Primary Care and Medical Homes

Around the country, models are emerging to link primary care providers not only to other medical service providers but also to resources and services in the community. This report—the first in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy–highlights relevant policy levers and federal and state […]

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  • Webinars

    As states pursue payment and delivery reform to yield a more integrated delivery system, stronger connections between primary care and behavioral health care are essential. This webinar will explore challenges and opportunities to building linkages and care models that meet the needs of patients with physical and behavioral health care needs. It will also examine […]

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  • Publications

    As more states convene multiple payers in their medical home initiatives and work to align payment policies, concerns regarding antitrust liability for states, private health care payers and other participants will need to be addressed. With support from The Commonwealth Fund, NASHP program manager Barbara Wirth and program director Mary Takach surveyed 14 states with […]

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    July 19, 2013 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications
  • Publications

    The effective management of patients’ complex illnesses across providers, settings, and systems places extraordinary demands on primary care providers, especially those that work in resource-limited small or rural practices. Medicaid programs in some states have adopted strategies to build practice capacity to care for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries through the development of local community health teams, […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    By Sarah Kinsler May 2013 Momentum is building at the state level for multi-payer payment and delivery system transformation. Across the country, states like Maine, Arkansas, and Oregon are partnering with commercial insurers and other stakeholders to pursue Triple Aim goals. NASHP’s new Multi-Payer Resource Center, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, will help them succeed.

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  • Multi-Payer Resource Center
    Toolkits

    Public-private multi-payer pilots are unique opportunities to support high-performing delivery systems by creating alignment around payment, reporting, and infrastructure investments. Multi-payer projects benefit both payers and providers: Multi-payer projects spread transformation costs among all payers seeking to improve both quality and costs, creating a shared incentive to build essential infrastructure for delivery system improvement. In […]

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    March 29, 2013 | Filed under: Payment Reform, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Toolkits
  • States are key facilitators when it comes to building community infrastructure to support multi-payer pilots, such as information technology, shared practice supports, and behavioral health integration.   Also see the Supporting Practices section of NASHP’s Medical Home Map and the Support for Infrastructure section of NASHP’s State Accountable Care Activity Map. Community Care of North […]

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  • Mary Takach, NASHP Program Director, delivered the presentation titled “Reinventing Medicaid: Innovations To Advance Patient-Centered Care” at the National Investment Center (NIC) 2013 Regional Conference–The Future of Medicaid-Program Prospects and Provider Positioning, San Diego, CA, on March 6, 2013.          

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    March 8, 2013 | Filed under: Medicaid, Presentation, Primary Care and Medical Homes
  • Webinars

    This call featured an overview of the different kinds of multi-payer initiatives and strategies currently underway across the country. Following the overview representatives from North Carolina presented on the multi-payer demonstration underway in the state. The first North Carolina presentation featured a representative from a Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) network, focusing on how […]

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    January 30, 2013 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Webinars
  • Publications

    Through Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon have developed and tested models to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delay.  The medical home has been a key mechanism in their improvement efforts. This brief draws from these states’ experiences to outline opportunities […]

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