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Health Care Home Certification

“U of M evaluation finds Health Care Homes saved $1 billion over 5 year period” – A link to a February 9, 2016, news release focusing on a new University of Minnesota evaluation of Health Care Homes found that over a five year evaluation period the model—emphasizing collaboration among care providers, families and patients—saved Medicaid and Medicare approximately $1 billion. At the same time, clinics participating in a health care home model of care outperformed other clinics on quality measures.

HCH Certification Materials Available – Health care providers may apply to become certified as a Health Care Home. More information is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

HCH Resources and Education – Health Care Home education, events and resources from the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Minnesota Health Care Reform Updates Available by Email – Visit here to subscribe to receive e-mail announcements about Health Care Homes and other Health Reform activities undertaken by the Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Department of Human Services.

“Innovative Health Care Homes Delivering Higher Quality Care at a Lower Cost” – A link to a February 20, 2014, news release from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) which outlines how Minnesota’s Health Care Homes initiative continues to transform primary care in Minnesota.

AAFP Patient-Centered Medical Home Resources

Patient-Centered Medical Home – A link to information about the Patient-Centered Medical Home on the AAFP website.

Patient Resources

What is a Medical Home? – A description for patients about the medical home.

Medical Home Brochure – A printable brochure created by the MAFP.

Medical Home Poster – A printable poster created by the MAFP.

MAFP-Generated Resources

Talking Points: Transforming Healthcare in Minnesota through Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Patient-Centered Medical Home: Myths and Misperceptions

Data Supports Value of Family Medicine – The MAFP Research Committee has provided a summary of each resource and reference for over ten sources that support topics on the cost effectiveness and quality care for primary care, patient involvement in care decisions and health care quality outcomes in the United States.

MAFP Medical Home Cable Commercial – The MAFP produced a cable commercial introducing the medical home concept to Minnesotans. It ran on several cable stations during the summers of 2006 and 2007. Follow the link to view the commerical on MNFamilyPhysicians channel.

Medical Home Articles – The MAFP published articles in the Minnesota Family Physician on concepts of the medical home.

Additional Information on Medical Homes

AHRQ Launches Website Providing Medical Home Resources – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently launched a new website devoted to providing objective information to policymakers and researchers on the medical home, The site will provide a searchable database of publications and other resources on the medical home and exclusive access to AHRQ-funded white papers.

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) – NCQA’s Physician Practice Connections (PPC) program is designed to assess how medical practices are functioning as patient-centered medical homes. The PPC-PCHH standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care management processes.

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