Primary Care and Medical Homes

The National Academy for State Health Policy is hosting a webinar to inform potential applicants of a new learning collaborative for states. NASHP is seeking applications for a new multi-payer medical home learning collaborative supported by The Commonwealth Fund.  We will select four states to receive 18 months of individual and group technical assistance to […]

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  • Publications

    The health home state option provides an enticing opportunity for states to better coordinate care for Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness or chronic health issues. This NASHP report identifies strategies from the first four states with approved state plan amendments (MO, NY, OR, and RI) to address five key considerations that states will likely […]

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  • Publications

    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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