The Latest Information -Posted December
HEALTH CARE HOME CERTIFICATION RESOURCES
personalized assistance from MAFP staff, contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office and ask for Virginia Barzan,
Executive Vice President. She would be happy to help MAFP members
and their staff members navigate the certification application
HCH Certification Materials Available
Health care providers may now begin applying to become certified as
a health care home. Please click on the link above for more
information and to apply.
New Resource! Regional Public Health
Regional Public Health Nurse
Consultants for Health Care Homes (HCH) are now located throughout
the state and available to provide guidance and technical assistance
to clinics, clinic systems, and community-based health care delivery
systems seeking capacity building to become certified Health Care
Homes. Assistance can include consultation to identify strengths,
help with conducting a gap analysis or providing resources and
strategies for clinics to achieve certification. The consultants can
provide training regarding HCH standards such as care coordination
and patient and family centered care, or help clinics connect to
community resources and partners, all in an effort to build systems
of care through health care homes. Because they live in the areas
they serve, they understand local strengths and challenges and are
readily available to help identify resources and problem solve in
partnership with clinics, providers, and consumers.
Consult the map for the regional consultant serving
your area (PDF) or view a
list of the Health Care Home Regional Nurse Consultants by County -
accessible version (Word).
HCH Resources and Education
A listing of Health Care Home
resources was developed by MAFP staff under a subcontract with the
Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation through a contract with
the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Click on the link above
to view resources.
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.
HEALTH CARE HOME NEWS
Medicare Payment for
Health Care Home Services in Minnesota to Being in October -
August 29, 2011
Physicians Enthusiastic as Health Care Homes Become a Reality in the
State - August 2010 News Release
AAFP PCMH RESOURCES
AAFP’s CME Module on Patient-Centered Medical Home
After completing this CME activity, the learner
should be able to:
Define the components of the PCMH model
Evaluate technology needs and develop a plan to project future
expectationsEstablish realistic time lines for implementation
Clarify decision-making policy in different private practice models
Articulate impact PCMH can have on practice during implementation
- Review goals of PCMH and the need for comprehensive medical care for
children, youth, and adults
Find out where you stand on the journey to becoming a Medical Home by measuring your practice against the TransforMED
Medical Home IQ Assessment's modules.
The TransforMED MHIQ makes it easy to benchmark your practice's
current performance. Answer a dozen or so short questions and
get your current score each of the eight areas, along with
recommendations based on that score.
You can find this assessment tool by
(You will need to sign in and get a password.)
The MAFP encourages you to do the MH-IQ activity with a small
group at your clinic.
AAFP’s Center for Health
Information Technology (CHIT), has modules of free CME
activities created to help FPs learn how to research, select and
implement electronic health records (EHRs) in their practices.
- Patient-Centered Medical Home - A link to information about
the Patient-Centered Medical Home on the AAFP website.
- TransforMED, a corporation wholly owned by AAFP, is a practice redesign initiative focused on studying and
implementing transformed models of high performance practices that
meet the needs of both patients and practices. In June 2006, TransforMED
launched a 24-month National Demonstration Project, serving as a
"Learning Lab" to generate new knowledge about the process of
practice transformation and to systematically evaluate and compare
the effect of two practice transformation approaches on practice and
patient outcomes. A report will be published in early 2009.
Description for Patients:
What is a Medical Home?
Printable Medical Home
Printable Medical Home
Talking Points: Transforming Healthcare in Minnesota through
Patient-Centered Medical Homes (Word Document)
Patient-Centered Medical Home: Myths and Misperceptions (Word
Presentation: Wondering How to Implement Medical Home Concepts
in Your Practice? (PDF)
Physician Articles - The
MAFP has been publishing articles in the Minnesota Family
Physician on concepts of the Medical Home. The series of
articles was launched in the July/August 2007 issue.
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.
New Model of Family Medicine DVD
- The MAFP created a DVD
highlighting local clinics that have had success with the New Model
of Family Medicine concepts.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON MEDICAL HOMES
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,
www.pcmh.ahrq.gov. The site will provide a searchable database
of publications and other resources on the medical home and
exclusive access to AHRQ-funded white papers.
Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) - NCQA's Physician Practice
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
Medical Homes - The Rural Assistance Center provides information
about Medical Homes.
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN) – Minnesota
Medical Home Project - A link to the Minnesota Department
of Health website.
VALUE OF FAMILY MEDICINE
Through the MAFP Research Committee, a
summary (word document) of each resource and reference is
provided for over ten sources that support topics on the cost
effectiveness and quality care for primary care, patient involvement
in care decisions and healthcare quality outcomes in the US.
AAFP has an
Value of Family Medicine, that provides links to abstracts
and/or articles commonly requested by family physicians. This handy
resource can help prepare you to speak at your Chamber of Commerce,
Rotary or other service organizations. These articles can provide
material when speaking at grand rounds to medical student lunches to