The Idaho Medicaid Health Home Program was implemented in January of 2013 and currently 50 primary care clinics participate in the network, serving 9,000 patients with chronic conditions. This is one of many efforts occurring across the nation to implement the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model to improve clinical quality, enhance patients’ experience, and reduce overall healthcare costs. Preliminary data suggests the Idaho Medicaid Health Home Program has resulted in reduced emergency room utilization and inpatient hospital stays for enrolled participants with chronic conditions.
Based on our experience over the past two years, we know building a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) requires hard work. This program provides financial and technical support to assist your clinic in transformation efforts to the PCMH model. It positions primary care clinics to better respond to the changes in the healthcare landscape, benefits patients, clinical practices and ultimately the bottom line.
Benefits for Patients:
- Engaged, happier and more satisfied patients
- Better coordinated, more comprehensive and personalized care
- Improved access to medical care and services
Benefits for your Practice:
- Increased satisfaction for physicians and staff
- Improved workflow with all patient medical information available
- Improved safety and quality of care
Benefits for your Bottom Line:
- A more efficient use of practice resources
- Enhanced PMPM of $15.50 for managing care for participants with chronic conditions
- Reduction in unnecessary medical appointments and ER usage
If you are interested in becoming an Idaho Medicaid Health Home Provider or would like more information, please e-mail MedicaidHealthHomeProgram@dhw.idaho.gov