Updates from MN's Health Care Homes & Vermont's Multi-payer Initiatives: April Learning Events

State Innovation Learning Events at the PCPCC
Thursday, April 17th
11:00AM - 12:00PM ET
State Innovations: Updates from the Minnesota Health Care Home Initiative

Brought to you in partnership with the National Academy of State Health Policy
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A leader in care quality improvement and cost reduction, Minnesota's Health Care Home (HCH) initiative, which includes 322 certified Health Care Homes, has lowered costs for Medicaid enrollees by more than 9% since the program began in 2010. The Director of Minnesota's Health Care Home initiative, joins us to provide an overview of Minnesota's innovative program and the lead evaluator of Minnesota's Health Care Home initiative, will review key findings of the 2014 Health Care Home Evaluation Report to the Minnesota State Legislature. 

Full Report: Minnesota's Evaluation of Health Care Homes: 2010 - 2012
News Release: U of M Evaluates Health Care Homes

Guest Speakers: 
Douglas Wholey, PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Marie Maes-Voreis, MA, PHN, BSN, Director Health Care Homes, State of Minnesota

Neva Kaye, Managing Director, Health System Performance, National Academy for State Health Policy 
Thursday, April 24th
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
April National Briefing: State Innovations

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Medical home implementation and innovation at the state level plays an important role in improving health care quality while reducing costs. Several states are leading the nation in efforts to study and implement integrative primary care, and are showing impressive improvements in cost and quality outcomes. Join us for an inside look at the innovative medical home work being performed in Vermont and Philadelphia. 

Guest Speakers: 
Lisa Dulsky Watkins, MD, Associate Director, Vermont Blueprint for Health, Vermont Department of Health Access 
Richard L. Snyder, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Independence Blue Cross (invited)


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