Health Care Home (also known as Patient-Centered Medical Home)

Health Care Home (also known as Patient-Centered Medical Home)

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This tool kit is designed to help employers learn how primary care is being restructured and financed through Health Care Homes (HCH) in Minnesota and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) nationally. While there is a plethora of activity by providers and payers, employers have generally not been included in the conversation. This information includes questions, topics and resources for employers to consider, discuss with health plans and providers, and use as guides as you decide whether and how to proceed. To view toolkit contents, click on any headline, below.

Surveying the Health Care Home Landscape

  • Health Plan Questions for National Employers
  • What to Communicate to Health Plans
  • Questions for disease and care management vendors

Deciding

  • Examples of Employers’ Success
  • Questions to Consider Before Deciding to Participate
  • Making the Business Case Inside Your Organization: Evidence on Savings and Productivity

Implementing

  • What to Consider and Tools for Implementing Health Care Homes
  • How to Explain HCH to Employees and Family Members

Selected YouTube Videos

Multiple videos included Information and perspectives for employers and patients from providers, health plans, and multi-stakeholder organizations.

Helpful Websites

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Catalyst for Payment ReformCenters for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Commonwealth Fund
HealthAffairs
ICSI
Medical Home for All
Minnesota’s Health Care Home (HCH) website
The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH)
National Committee Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Health Care Home Tool Kit helps employers learn how primary care is being restructured and financed through Health Care Homes (HCH) in Minnesota and Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) nationally. You will find questions, topics and resources to consider, discuss with health plans and providers, and use as guides as you decide whether and how to proceed.

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