Health Care Homes (aka Medical Homes)



A "health care home," also called a "medical home," is an approach to primary care in which primary care providers, families and patients work in partnership to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic health conditions and disabilities.

The development of health care homes in Minnesota is part of the ground-breaking health reform legislation passed in May 2008. The legislation includes payment to primary care providers for partnering with patients and families to provide coordination of care.

What's new?

  • Videos of Health Care Homes Press Release on February 20, 2014

    The links for the captioned video of the Official Health Care Home Evaluation Study Press Release which was held by MDH, DHS, and the University of Minnesota on February 20, 2014 can still be viewed by visiting our Evaluation Report Page. The Legislative Report is posted on the Legislative Report Page.

    We encourage you to leave a comment or ask a question about the report . We will be responding on a regular basis. Your feedback will help us to move forward with our evaluation.

    The following document addresses the comments or questions the public has made regarding the report.

    Public comments and question with Health Care Home responses (PDF: 1 pages/ 60 KB)

  • Newly Certified Health Care Homes

    The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following two new certified health care homes

    Hennepin County Medical Center– Golden Valley Clinic
    Hennepin County Medical Center– Senior Care

    We now have certified a total of 326 clinics.

    Interactive map of all certified health care homes.

  • Team Management of Hypertension

    Health Care Homes and Community Transformation Grant, Million Hearts is sponsoring a Webinar on May 5, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Courtney Jordan Baechler, M.D., MS will be presenting. For more information and registration please visit our Education Page.

  • Improving Hypertension Outcomes Workshop

    MDH Health Care Home is partnering with Community Transformation Grant (CTG and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention) to provide a 3 hour workshop in northern regional of Minnesota and clinics in Northern Minnesota are encourage to register and attend. More details about this workshop can be found on the Education Page.

  • Rural Health Conference June 23 & 24, Duluth, MN

    MDH Health Care Homes will be featured presenters at the Rural Health Conference in two venues: An Informal Q & A to support clinics with HCH Certification and Recertification; and a Breakout Session, “The Small Rural Health Care Home Clinic-Unique Designs to Meet the Standards”, a panel presentation telling the story of two clinics and their journey in primary care transformation to achieve HCH certification in a rural clinic setting. More details about this workshop can be found on the Education Page.

  • 2014 Patient Experience Webinar Recording Now Available

    The recording and slides from the Minnesota Department of Health and MNCM 2014 Patient Experience Webinar held March 26, 2014 are now available! The webinar reviewed the Patient Experience survey as related to the Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System (SQRMS), measure specification changes, eligibility assessment process and timelines for timelines for the upcoming year. Please access the webinar on the MNCM Data Portal on the Resources tab.

  • Care Coordination Toolkit:

    As a part of Minnesota's Medicare Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice (MAPCP) Demonstration Project, a toolkit has been developed to assist health care homes and primary care clinics in serving the complex population of seniors and persons with disabilities. For more information, please visit the Care Coordination Toolkit webpage

  • Introduction to Health Care Homes Webinar Series

    The Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative is hosting a webinar series designed to increase knowledge of standards and help equip clinics to transform their practice into patient-centered medical homes. For more information please visit the Introduction to Health Care Homes webpage.
Updated Friday, 18-Apr-2014 13:44:58 CDT