CHCS - Center for Health Care Strategies

Improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of publicly financed health care

Primary Care Improvement

Medicaid can play a significant role in strengthening the nation's primary care safety net by supporting innovative medical home and practice improvement initiatives. As an estimated 16 to 20 million individuals become Medicaid-eligible over the next decade, primary care providers will need assistance in delivering sustainable, high-quality care to this population with complex needs. CHCS is working with states and health plans across the country to test ways to support improvements in primary care delivery.

Highlights

Advancing Primary Care: Opportunities to Support Care Delivery Redesign in Practices Serving Medicaid and Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patients

This brief highlights results from a CHCS survey that looked at 126 practices in four communities participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces initiative.

Practice Transformation in Medicaid: Five Levers to Strengthen Small, “High-Volume, High-Opportunity” Practices

Dianne Hasselman, Center for Health Care Strategies

This technical assistance brief describes how Medicaid can leverage its resources to facilitate and sustain improvements in care and reduce health disparities in small, under-resourced practices with high-volume Medicaid panels.

Supporting “Meaningful Use” of HIT in Small, High-Volume Medicaid Practices

Dianne Hasselman, Center for Health Care Strategies

This technical assistance brief describes how Medicaid-led teams in four states are supporting practice improvements among Medicaid-serving providers by helping them to adopt and implement electronic registries.

 

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