Primary Care and Medical Homes

The medical home is a model of care that is taking root in both public and private payer programs in an effort to improve quality, control costs, and increase both patient and provider satisfaction. Since 2006, more than 30 states have been leading efforts to advance medical homes in their Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance […]

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  • Webinars

    Will Medicare Join State Multi-Payer Medical Home Initiatives? A Conversation with States Regarding Medicare’s Proposed Advanced Primary Care Demonstration

    For the 10 or more states that are active stakeholders in multi-payer medical home initiatives, the promise of Medicare getting in the sandbox with them and playing (a.k.a. paying) is an exciting proposition. The addition of Medicare as payer to some of these state initiatives may be the critical tipping point that results in widespread […]

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    November 16, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Webinars

  • Publications

    The National Research Council/Institute of Medicine’s Adolescent Health Services: Highlights and Considerations for State Health Policymakers

    In May 2006, the National Research Council/Institute of Medicine’s (NRC/IOM’s) Board on Children, Youth and Families (BCYF) convened the Committee on Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention, and Healthy Development. With funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies, the committee conducted a study of health services for adolescents ages 10-19 in the […]

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  • Supporting Practices

    Supporting practices to help advance patient-centered care. Alabama Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA), and ACA Section 2703 Health Homes: Alabama has launched four patient care networks run by Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA) in select counties to support primary medical providers (PMPs), with services including: Quality improvement; Pharmacy assistance; Care management for high-risk and high-needs patients; and […]

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    October 1, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes

  • Aligning Reimbursement & Purchasing

    Supports and rewards practices which meet performance expectations. Alabama Patient Care Networks of Alabama (PCNA) and ACA Section 2703 Health Homes: Alabama began a staggered launch of four PCNAs beginning in August 2011, offering up to $50,000 in reimbursement for start-up costs and $3.00 PMPM for enrollees and $5.00 for enrollees who are aged, blind or disabled (ABD).Following […]

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    October 1, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes

  • Defining & Recognizing a Medical Home

    Medical Homes help establish provider expectations and implement processes to recognize primary care practices that meet those expectations. Alabama Recognition: ACA Section 2703 Health Homes: Alabama Medicaid does not require formal recognition or certification for health home providers. Health home providers requirements are aligned with requirements for primary medical providers (PMPs) within the Patient 1st and Patient […]

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    October 1, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes

  • Publications

    Public Payer Medical Home Initiatives

    The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) have partnered on a one-year project to advance medical homes in state Medicaid and CHIP (Children Health Insurance Program). Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, this project includes a series of three web seminars and accompanying State Health Policy Briefings […]

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    June 24, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications

  • Publications

    Building Medical Homes in State Medicaid and CHIP Programs

    With 47 million uninsured Americans, double digit inflation in medical spending and health outcomes that lag far behind other nations, comprehensive health care reform that addresses access, cost and quality issues is a national priority. A primary care oriented system may have benefits for population health, equity in health and cost containment and has been […]

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    June 8, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications

  • Publications

    SCHIP Family Coverage in Three States: A Report on the Early Experiences of New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin

    This report discusses findings from site visits made to three states that extended SCHIP coverage to parents, and looks at the early experiences of these states’ programs. The states began covering families through SCHIP under a section 1115 demonstration project.   SCHIP_family_coverage.pdf 475.8 KB  

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  • Publications

    The North Carolina ABCD Project: A New Approach for Providing Developmental Services in Primary Care Practice

    This report details promising efforts being made in North Carolina to coordinate and strengthen the early childhood development services the state provides to low-income children and their families.   North Carolina ABCD 232.9 KB  

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Primary Care and Medical Homes, Publications