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Get help becoming medical home certified

Are you a primary care practice that is interested in becoming a medical home? Legacy has launched a new menu of Subscription Services that includes A to Z support for primary care practices who want to become certified as a medical home. The services include a free readiness assessment and nominally priced application support and onsite training.

A medical home, also known as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), is a team-based health care delivery model led by a health care provider that aims to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of maximized health outcomes.

Benefits of becoming a medical home practice

  • Quality Assurance – Are we providing good care? Utilizing your EMR to capture and measure your clinical quality data can help drive performance.
  • Patient/staff engagement – Create trust and better relationships. Care is more coordinated as you create this sense of the patient’s “medical home.”
  • Health care spending – Save time and money for both the clinic and the patient. The medical home model can free up time for staff to care for other patients and reduce the time patients are spending in hospitals or their PCP’s office.

LHP leaders help shape services and pricing structure

The provider-led Joint Operating Committee (JOC), which includes physician representation from LHP membership as well as Legacy Health staff, has been integral in shaping new clinical and business operations to support LHP practices as they improve population health. LHP prioritized medical home support for primary care practices as its first Subscription Service because of the tremendous benefits it provides practices and patients. Achieving medical home status also earns your practice one point on your 2016 clinical integration performance score.

The JOC approved pricing based on the cost of covering the resource dedicated to each service. Practices can pick one or more of the service offerings. The total fee per service depends on how much time the practice needs based on size and clinical needs.

Services offered at $44/hour:
Onsite medical home readiness assessment
1 coordinator, 1-2 days (1x per clinic)

PCPCH application process support
1 coordinator, up to 6 months depending on need

NCQA application process support
1 coordinator, up to 12 months depending on need

PCPCH application review
1 coordinator, up to 12 months depending on need

Onsite training and technical support
Varies; no less than 4 hours

Panel coordination assistance
Varies; no less than 4 hours

Trainings: MA
2 trainers, 4 days per quarter

Trainings: Front Office
1 trainer, 2 days per month (initially)

About the medical home coordinator

Amanda Schmidt, medical home coordinator, has worked for Legacy for eight years. She served as a clinical specialist and panel coordinator at Legacy Medical Group where she aided in developing clinic workflow to provide support to the medical home care team, organized and ran the monthly medical home meetings, coordinated the clinic’s Optum forms, and worked with insurance companies to provide reimburse to LMG clinics. She is also a Patient Experience Champion.

Learn more

Learn more about Legacy’s medical home Subscription Services – or share your ideas for other clinical areas you’d LHP to support – by contacting Heidi Mahoney, Legacy Health Population Health Services and Operations manager.

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