Mississippi – Medical Homes

New Jersey has received a planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a state plan amendment to implement Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), establishing health homes for Medicaid enrollees with chronic conditions.

HB 1192, signed into law in 2010, defined patient-centered medical homes and made a number of legislative findings about the medical home model of care. It also orders the State Board of Health to adopt guidelines for practices run by physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants that incorporate PCMH principles.

Federal Support: Mississippi has received a planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a state plan amendment to implement Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), establishing health homes for Medicaid enrollees with chronic conditions. To learn more about Section 2703 Health Homes, visit the CMS Health Homes webpage.

Last Updated: April 2014

Definition: HB 1192 states that patient-centered medical homes “provide a whole-person orientation that includes care for all stages of life, including acute care, chronic care, preventive services and end-of-life care.” It goes on to state that “care in a patient-centered medical home is coordinated across all elements of the health care system and the patient’s community to assure that the patient receives the indicated care when and where the patient needs the care in a culturally appropriate manner.”