New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative

Program Location: 
Bow, NH
Payer Type: 
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
and MVP Healthcare
NH Medicaid

Reported Outcomes


The New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Medical Home Pilot represents a collaboration among the Initiative medical home workgroup, the Center for Medical Home Improvement and the four private New Hampshire Health Plans: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, CIGNA, Anthem, and MVP Healthcare as well as NH Medicaid. The goal of the pilot is to value, prescribe and reward medical care that is tightly coordinated and of superior quality and efficiency.  

Planning for the project began in January of 2008, with sites selected in December 2008.  Payment to the pilot sites for the two year pilot began on June 1, 2009 and ended on December 31, 2011. 

The nine pilot sites selected for the project represent the full spectrum of practice types and sizes, including a residency program, with geographic distribution that covers nearly the entire state, in both urban and rural settings.  The practices selected provide services for more than 39,000 commercially insured members, and almost 130,000 unique patient visits per year, or greater than 10% of the state population.  

** This program is no longer active. 

Cost Savings: 
  • For WellPoint participants, costs for PCMH enrollees increased 5% v. 12% in traditional practices
Last updated March 2019
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