Statewide Medical Home Program for Low-Income Pregnant Women Enhances Access to Comprehensive Prenatal Care and Case Management, Improves Outcomes
A State-based, public–private partnership adapted its successful primary care medical home model to serve pregnant Medicaid beneficiaries, leading to enhanced access to comprehensive prenatal care (including intensive case management for high-risk pregnancies), better adherence to evidence-based care standards, and reductions in low–birth weight babies and rate of primary Cesarean sections.
Medical Home Features Small Panels, Long Visits, Outreach, and Caregiver Collaboration, Leading to Less Staff Burnout, Better Access and Quality, and Lower Utilization
A patient-centered medical home features smaller panel sizes and longer visits, pre- and postvisit outreach and care management, close communication and collaboration between physicians and other caregivers, upgrades to and better use of existing technology, and the elimination of productivity-based bonuses, leading to less staff burnout, fewer ambulatory sensitive admissions and emergency department visits, higher physician satisfaction, and improvements in access to and quality of care.
Public-Private Partnership Supports Medical Homes in Managing Medicaid Enrollees via Disease/Case Management and Other Initiatives, Leading to Higher Quality and Significant Cost Savings
A state-based, public–private partnership supports medical homes in managing the care of Medicaid managed-care enrollees, leading to higher quality and significant reductions in utilization and costs.
Community Partners Offer Financial Incentives and Support for Primary Care Practices, Improving Access and Reducing Utilization for Children on Medicaid
The Children's Healthcare Access Program offers financial incentives and support services to primary care medical homes serving children covered by Medicaid and their families; the program enhanced access to primary care, increased the percentage of children with asthma action plans, reduced emergency department visits and hospital admissions, increased well-child visits, and reduced costs.
Community Care of North Carolina Patient Management Tools
Community Care of North Carolina patient management tools are available on a wide variety of topics that are to be used to enhance patient conversations with a health care professional.