About Half Of The States Are Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Homes For Their Medicaid Populati

Authors, Primary Takach,Mary
Title Primary About Half Of The States Are Implementing Patient-Centered Medical Homes For Their Medicaid Populations
Periodical Full Health affairs
Pub Year 2012
Volume 31
issue 11
Start Page 2432
Abstract Public and private payers are testing the patient-centered medical home model by shifting resources to enhance primary care as an important component of improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of the US health care delivery system. Medicaid has been at the forefront of this movement. Since 2006 twenty-five states have implemented new payment systems or revised existing ones so that primary care providers can function as patient-centered medical homes. State Medicaid programs are taking a variety of approaches. For example, Minnesota’s reforms focus on chronically ill populations, while in Missouri a 90 percent federal match under the Affordable Care Act is helping integrate primary and behavioral health care and address issues of long-term services and supports. These reforms have led to better alignment of payments with performance metrics that emphasize health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and cost containment. This article focuses on trends in Medicaid patient-centered medical home payment that can inform public and private payment strategies more broadly.
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Topic Tag(s) Cost and Reimbursement
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs;Children without Special Needs;Medicaid Recipients
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