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|State||Exchange Model ||PCMH Referenced in 2014 State Standards of Exchange Qualified Health Plans||States Implementing Active Purchasing |
|AR||SPE||Arkansas state law requires plans offered on the exchange to participate in the Arkansas Payment Improvement Initiative, which includes assignment to a primary care clinician, support for PCMH and access of clinical performance data for providers.|
|CA||SBE||California’s QHP contract encourages issuers selling plans in the Marketplace to assist enrollees in selecting a primary care provider, federally qualified health center or a PCMH within 60 days of enrollment.||State acts as an active purchaser.|
|CT||SBE||Connecticut’s QHP solicitation encourages issuers to submit non-standardized plans including those that utilize different care management models (e.g., PCMHs, community health teams).||State has legislation that allows active purchasing, but is currently operating under the clearinghouse model.|
|DC||SBE||State has legislation that allows active purchasing, but is currently operating under the clearinghouse model.|
|DE||SPE||Delaware’s QHP guide requires issuers to participate in state quality improvement workgroups on various quality improvement strategies and metrics including payment structures to improve health outcomes, PCMH models, and technology and data analytics that support care coordination and improved quality and outcomes.|
|MD||SBE||Maryland insurance regulations require delivery of benefits for individuals with chronic conditions, serious illnesses, or complex health care needs who agree to participate in a PCMH program. Associated care coordination costs are covered such as: liaison services between patients and the care team; use of care plans; patient and family education on health care needs; and assistance with coordination of care across care teams and the medical neighborhood.||The insurance marketplace currently functions under the clearinghouse model, with the option of moving toward the active purchasing model in 2016.|
|OR||SBE||State acts as an active purchaser.|
|RI||SBE||State acts as an active purchaser.|
|VT||SBE||Vermont’s RFP for QHPs encourages issuers to include innovative preventive care models in its non-standardized plan designs such as Advanced Primary Care Practices, PCMHs and Community Health Teams.||State acts as an active purchaser.|
|WA||SBE||Washington Healthplanfinder guidance requires that a direct primary care medical home must be integrated with an issuer’s qualified health plan.|
- FFE: Federally-facilitated Exchange
- SBE: State-based Exchange
- SPE: State Partnership Exchange
 We define active purchasing broadly here. It can mean any or all of the following strategies: 1) adding standards for plan certification above the federal requirements and then certifying all plans that meet these standards; 2) selective contracting with where the exchange limits the number of plans participating by using selective criteria; and 3) negotiating price with plans individually and deciding to exclude plans.
Produced by leadership of the Advocacy and Public Policy Center at the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, with contributions from NASHP’s Julien Nagarajan and Rachel Dolan.
About the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Founded in 2006, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home (PCMH). The PCPCC achieves its mission through the work of our five Stakeholder Centers, led by experts and thought leaders who are dedicated to transforming the U.S. health care system through delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and employee benefit redesign. Today, PCPCC’s membership represents more than 1,000 medical home stakeholders and supporters throughout the U.S.
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