Medical Home Week in Review: The Lowdown on State Exchanges

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December 13, 2012 
Today's Feature: The Lowdown on State Exchanges
Dear Friends:

This week's featured topic was inspired by a couple of developments you probably caught in the news. First, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that states with partial Medicaid expansions would not receive enhanced federal matches. And tomorrow marks the deadline for state-based exchanges to submit their blueprints to HHS.

To discuss these latest updates and answer any questions you might have about what's happening in the states, we will be joined by Sonya Schwartz, Program Director at the National Academy of State Health Policy.
Click here for presentation materials.

To join today's discussion at 11 AM ET please dial (712) 432-0900 and enter access code 868853#.

We look forward to hearing from you on our call!

Amy Gibson
Chief Operating Officer
State Exchange Resources

Using State Exchanges to Drive Better, More Cost-Effective Care PCPCC, 2012.

Mapping Tool: State Decisions for Creating Health Insurance Exchanges in 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation, updated 12/12.

State Health Exchange FAQs CMS, released 12/10.
Executive Committee Update
PCPCC welcomes our newest Executive Committee members the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana!

We are also delighted to announce that Robert Dribbon and Julie Schilz were appointed Executive Committee Liaisons, and in this role will work in partnership with board members, Stakeholder Centers and members to 
enhance communication and help guide PCPCC's strategic direction.

Get Involved! Join our Stakeholder Centers
PCPCC's Stakeholder Centers offer opportunities for members and friends to take part in special projects and initiatives that advance specific components of the medical home. Each center is led by a volunteer committee of PCPCC Executive Committee members and invited thought leaders.

Beginning In February each Center will host a Quarterly Open Forum call to engage the public in their activities. These dates are listed below. To learn more or to subscribe to a Center that interests you, click on the links below.

Click here for our Stakeholder Centers Fact Sheet
Partner Announcements
TODAY... at 3PM ET the National Academy for State Health Policy hosts Engineering an Exchange: A Look at State Blueprints and Decisions, a webinar featuring speakers from California, Illinois and Utah to discuss their state health insurance exchange designs.
Learning Opportunities & Resources

Career Opportunities

American Academy of Family Physicians:
Senior Operations Manager, Policy Research

National Partnership for Women & Families:
Senior Health IT Staff - Coalition Leadership/State Implementation
Medical Home Happenings
Primary care doctors meet needs of diabetics, study says U.S. News & World Report, 12/11. New study reveals that primary care docs provide superior care for diabetics. 

HHS tells states it will not fund partial Medicaid expansion Kaiser Health News, 12/10.

First 6 states health insurance markets approved by U.S. Bloomberg, 12/11. CO, CT, MA, OR, and WA get the green light to enroll members in their state exchanges.

Six large medical groups part of Anthem primary care initiative Richmond Times-Dispatch, 12/7. Anthem kicks off new medical home program with Bon Secours Medical Group and Patient First.

Pharmaceutical giant puts medical home concept to the test Workforce, 12/5. GlaxoSmithKline launches an employee medical home program.


Primary care group faults medical-homes analysis Modern Physician, 12/3.
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