Behavioral Health Integration Implementation Guide
Whether a primary care practice is just beginning the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) journey or is an established medical home, integrating behavioral health care is a critical effort, necessary for true transformation.
This new Implementation Guide provides guidance and tools a primary care practice can use to develop a vision for integrated care, create a customized implementation plan reflective of its goals and resources, and develop strong integrated care teams.
Change Concepts for Practice Transformation and 2014 NCQA PCMH™ Recognition Standards: A Crosswalk
There is a high degree of overlap between the SNMHI Change Concepts for Practice Transformation and NCQA's 2014 PCMH Recognition Standards. This crosswalk is intended to help practices understand the commonalities between the SNMHI Change Concepts and the 2014 NCQA Recognition Standards.
July 10, 2013 – Safety Net Medical Home Initiative Publishes PCMH Implementation Guide Series, 2nd Edition
Qualis Health and its partners have released an updated, comprehensive library of resources proven to effectively guide the transformation of primary care practices into patient-centered medical homes. Based on landmark efforts undertaken by 65 safety net practices across the country, the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative (SNMHI) implementation tools are now available to lead other practices through similar transformation efforts.
Learn about the outcomes and achievements of the SNMHI. SNMHI Project Summary: July 2013 provides a snapshot of the Initiative’s achievements, describes a new library of free resources and tools on PCMH implementation, and describes what comes next.
July 12, 2012 – A Model for Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home Published
In the June 2012 issue of Primary Care, investigators from the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative defined specific operational changes that primary care practices need to implement in order to become a patient-centered medical home. Investigators included The Commonwealth Fund's Melinda K. Abrams, MS; Qualis Health's Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, and Kathryn Phillips, MPH; and Ed Wagner, MD, MPH, Katie Coleman, MSPH, and Robert Reid, MD, PhD, of The MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at the Group Health Research Institute.
May 6, 2009 – New National Initiative to Transform Safety Net Clinics Into Medical Homes in Five States
The Colorado Community Health Network, the Idaho Primary Care Association, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Oregon Primary Care Association & CareOregon and the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative were selected from a pool of 42 applicants as Regional Coordinating Centers (RCCs) for the Initiative.