April 3, 2012

In This Issue

  • New Report: Fostering State Policy to Support Integrated Delivery Systems
  • New Webinar: Building Medical Home Neighborhoods
  • Medical Home Update: Michigan

Recently Released

  • Alabama’s New Patient Care Networks

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New Report: Fostering State Policy to Support Integrated Delivery Systems: Summary of a Discussion Among State Policymakers and Delivery System Leaders
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From medical homes to Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), states are interested in more highly coordinated and efficient health care systems. State and delivery system leaders convened for a day of “kicking the tires” about integrated delivery systems. This new report addresses the potential of integrated delivery systems and effective state policy options to encourage changes in that direction.

New Webinar: Building Medical Home Neighborhoods through Community-Based Teams: Lessons from Three States with Emerging Programs
April 18, 2:30-4:00 pm (EDT)

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Community-based teams can help medical home providers offer primary care that is coordinated, whole-person oriented, and integrated with local community resources. Nine states currently use this model; others are exploring similar strategies. Hear from program leaders in Alabama, Michigan, and Minnesota about why they are adding community-based teams to their medical home programs. Speakers will also discuss plans for financing and structuring these teams, and how the teams will manage care for complex Medicaid enrollees. This webcast is made possible by The Commonwealth Fund.

Medical Home Update: Michigan Leading the Nation in Largest Public-Private Medical Home Demonstration
The Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project is expanding medical homes to over 1.2 million Michiganders. The statewide demonstration, active in 45 of the state's 83 counties, is the nation’s largest public-private medical home demonstration. Built on the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) component of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's (BCBSM) Physician Group Incentive Program, Medicaid, Medicare, and BCBSM, and Blue Care Network are making practice transformation, care coordination, and performance incentive payments. The state of Michigan has been a part of NASHP's Medical Home efforts since March 2011.

State Refor(u)m Webinar:
Building an Exchange from the Ground Up: A Conversation with State Health Exchange Directors
April 12, 2:30-4:00 PM (EDT)

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Get to know three exchange directors from three very different states, and hear about their exchange-related accomplishments, challenges, and policy priorities. Susan Dentzer, Health Affairs Editor-in-Chief, will moderate the discussion with exchange directors: Richard Fiore (Alabama), Patty Fontneau (Colorado), and Peter Lee (California).

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is an independent academy of state health policymakers. We are dedicated to helping states achieve excellence in health policy and practice. We provide a forum for constructive, nonpartisan work across branches and agencies of state government on critical health issues facing states. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Please contact mibanez@nashp.org to obtain permission to reprint NASHP publications featured in the State Health Policy News.