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.
- Find a certified health care home.
- Health care providers may apply to become certified as a health care home.
- Newly Certified Health Care Homes
The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following new certified health care homes
Avera Marshall Specialty Clinic
Avera Medical Group Windom
Avera Worthington Specialty Clinics
We now have certified a total of 339 clinics.
Interactive map of all certified health care homes.
- Health Care Homes Learning Day is October 2, 2014 in St. Paul
“Health Care Homes at Year Five: Emerging Voices from the Future” is the theme for the 2014 Health Care Homes Learning Collaborative Fall Learning Day on October 2, 2014 at the TIES Center in St. Paul.
The one-day conference kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota Health Commissioner, and features a full day of interactive workshops, along with a special five year anniversary celebration. Registration opens in late August. Watch for updates on the Learning Collaborative Learning Day page.
- 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.