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?

  • Webinar - Pediatric Obesity: Coding Info and Working with Health Plans

    Register Now! January 30 Lunchtime Webinar on Coverage for Pediatric Obesity Services Ever wondered what's covered and not covered for pediatric obesity? Hear from representatives from Minnesota's public and private health plans and get your questions answered. Co-hosted by MNAAP and the Minnesota Partnership on Pediatric Obesity Care and Coverage. FREE! Register now!

  • Resources for Behavioral Health Integration

    The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative offers several learning resources for Behavioral Health Integration. Visit their website and you will find tools, case examples, and recorded webinars with slides about the topic.

  • Behavioral Health Integration Conference

    Learn Valuable information about Integrated Behavioral Health Care on March 13, 2015 at the Marriott Southwest Hotel, sponsored by the University of Minnesota. Visit the website to find out the details on the workshops offered at this conference.

  • Deadline Extended to January 23: Call For Proposals: 2015 Health Care Home/State Innovation Model Learning Days

    Proposals are being accepted from those interested in leading a breakout session at Moving Forward Together: Building Healthy Communities, May 12-14, 2015, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The submission deadline has been extended to January 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm CST.

  • New Learning Resource Page - Find Articles, Webinars, and other Educational Links

    We created a new page under the Learning Collaborative link Learning Resources. You can locate information about Past Webinars,Toolkits, Past Learning Day Materials, Articles, and External Educational Events.

  • Requests for Proposals for Learning Community Grants

    New opportunities are now available. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is seeking proposals from qualified professionals or organizations to plan, implement, facilitate, and evaluate four Learning Communities visit the Health Reform Minnesota Learning Communities Page.


  • Newly Certified Health Care Homes

    The Minnesota Department of Health announces the following three clinics as newly certified health care homes:
  • HealthPartners Hugo Clinic
    HealthPartners Highland Clinic
    HealthPartners University Avenue Clinic

We now have certified a total of 363 clinics.

Interactive map of all certified health care homes.

  • Learn More about our Learning Communities

    Health Care Homes funded four learning community opportunities during the last year. They focused on Community Care Coordination, Pediatric Obesity, Data Analytics and Prevention and Patient and Family Involvement. Learning Communities are intended to provide learning for primary care teams in a focused environment to improve specific aspects of care. Visit our Learning Communities page to learn more.

  • MAPCP Demonstration Project Ended December 31st, 2014

    Participating clinics may continue to submit claims for services rendered to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries through 12/31/2014. Please submit any remaining 2014 claims as soon as possible. Claims submitted for dates of service on or before December 31, 2014 may be submitted in 2015, but claims submitted late may be subject to late submission penalties. Any claims with of dates of service after 12/31/2014 will not be paid. To read the entire memo visit our Medicaid Demonstration/Payment Page.

    The CMS website has information relating to the use of the final rule and care management codes.

Updated Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 01:27PM