The Role of Federally Qualified Health Centers in State-led Medical Home Collaboratives

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 Program (CHIP). Several states are leading multi-payer medical home collaboratives to spread this model in the private sector.

This webcast offered an overview of the medical home concept and state policies, and then explored in-depth the state-led medical home collaboratives in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Both states included federally qualified health centers in the stakeholder-planning process and valued the leadership they brought to the table, based on their experience with Health Disparities Collaboratives (HDC) and team-based comprehensive care. They also shared a common definition of “medical home” and recognition tool to help guide practices.

Ann Torregrossa, Director of Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Health Care Reform
Cindi Christ, Chief Operating Office, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers
Deidre Gifford, Project Director, Rhode Island Chronic Care Sustainability Initiative
Jane Hayward, Executive Director, Rhode Island Health Center Association
Mary Takach, Program Director, NASHP



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