Projects and Grant Initiatives

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  • Medical Home Chapter Champions Program on Asthma (MHCCPA)  Through the support of the Merck (MCAN), the MHCCPA facilitates the dissemination of best practices and advocacy related to the implementation of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) asthma guidelines within the medical home framework. Program goals include identifying a champion at the AAP chapter and/or state level(s) to educate/mentor providers in their communities, in addition to increasing advocacy efforts, for implementation of the NHLBI guidelines within the context of a medical home. If you would like to be connected with your chapter champion or are interested in more information about the project, fill out the Contact Us form.
  • Building Medical Homes: Lessons from Eight States with Emerging Programs  The Commonwealth Fund—December 2011
  • This report discusses the progress and experiences of eight states (Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia) that are at various stages of implementing a medical home program.
  • Nebraska Medicaid Medical Home Pilot Program  In 2009, the Nebraska Legislature passed legislation which required the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services to establish a Medicaid medical home pilot in one or two rural geographic areas by January 2012. The pilot was launched in February 2011 and ran through February 2013. This pilot program worked to align the payment methodology to the clinical practice of medicine and institute a team model approach to patient care to improve quality, safety, access, and health outcomes. For more information visit the NASHP Nebraska medical home state page.
  • State Initiatives in Patient-Centered Medical Homes  The Council of State Governments
  • The majority of state Medicaid programs are testing models of coordinated medical care to improve quality and reduce costs, particularly for patients wit h multiple chronic illnesses. This brief includes descriptions of eleven states’ pilot programs or authorizing legislation including Nebraska.
  • Rural Health Information Technology Grants
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in Your State
  • Consortium to Advance Medical Homes for Medicaid and CHIP Participants   Nebraska is one of eight state teams brought together in 2009 by the National Academy for State Health Policy to form a Consortium to Advance Medical Homes for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Participants. These states worked together during this one-year program to develop and implement policies that increase Medicaid and CHIP program participants’ access to high performing medical homes.
  • Building Medical Homes: Lessons from Eight States with Emerging ProgramsNebraska and seven other states included in this report have drawn on both well-tested approaches and innovative tactics to help primary care providers adopt the medical home model of care. Their experiences demonstrate that states can play critical roles in convening stakeholders, helping practices improve performance, and addressing antitrust concerns that arise when multiple payers collaborate.

Sources Cited:

Nebraska Department of health and Human Services – http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/reg_regs.aspx U.S. National Library of Medicine

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nichsr/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ National Center for Medical Home Implementation, Nebraska

Medical home Info. – http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/state_pages/nebraska.aspx