Texas Medicaid Wellness Program PCMH Webinar – Join Us to Learn What PCMH Can Do For You

You’re invited to attend a Texas Medicaid Wellness Program Webinar on Tuesday, January 15th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Central Time), to learn more about how the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) can help you and your practice.

In this webinar, we will be discussing the purpose and background of the TX Medicaid Wellness Program, as well as PCMH and its impact on your practice. If you would like to learn more about PCMH and how it can benefit your practice, please join us for this webinar!

Please take a moment to register.

Other Helpful Resources:
The National Academy for State Health Policy has information regarding Medicaid paying for the patient centered medical home (PCMH). Since most rural health clinics have a substantial number of Medicaid patients it is important to determine if the State Medicaid plan is paying for Patient Centered Medical Home and if rural health clinic status will impact those payments. Here are some places to begin your search:

1. National Academy for State Health Policy Medical Home & Patient-Centered Care Map: (click on your state to see what is happening regarding Patient Centered Medical Home)
2. National Academy for State Health Policy Aligning Reimbursement & Purchasing: (this is a listing of all states and the Medicaid activity regarding patient centered medical home in that state)
3. National Academy for State Health Policy Aligning Health Information Technology and Delivery System Transformation Efforts
4. SuccessEHS (Electronic Health Record company in Birmingham, Alabama) has a white paper on patient centered medical homes.
5. NCQA ’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)
6. TransforMED is how primary care practices become high-performing Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The key from the financial side is to identify payers (either insurance or Medicaid and Medicare in the future) that will partner and pay for the transformation that will be needed in your practice to become certified. Of course, if you have electronic health records in your clinic, the transition will be much, much less difficult.
7. There were two NARHC hosted Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance calls on this topic in 2011. You can access both the transcript and recording for these calls here. Scroll down to the presentations done on August 19, 2011 (Becoming a Patient Centered Medical Home) and November 29, 2011 (Becoming a Primary Care Medical Home: Why Should RHCs Take This Next Step?). The August presentation is an overview of the general value of PCMH status. The November presentation was by an RHC Administrator (Pine Medical Group in Michigan) who has gone through the process and been designated as a PCMH and she talks about the process and value to the RHC.

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