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.
- 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.Public comments and question with Health Care Home responses (PDF: 1 pages/ 60 KB)
The following document addresses the comments or questions the public has made regarding the report.
- Newly Certified Health Care Homes
- Minnesota Food Charter Webinar
Improving Hypertension Outcomes Workshop
Rural Health Conference June 23 & 24, Duluth, MN
2014 Patient Experience Webinar Recording Now Available
Care Coordination Toolkit:
- Introduction to Health Care Homes Webinar Series
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.
The Minnesota Food Charter will be holding a Third Thursday Webinar- For Our Health Future: Health Food Access in Healthcare Settings at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 17. This month, we’ll be exploring Food Charter findings that focused on healthcare settings. As one of Minnesota’s largest industries, it can also be one of the most effective change-makers when it comes to ensuring healthy, affordable and safe food access is available for people who purchase and consume food in these settings. For more information and registration please visit our Education Page and look under the External Events portion.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.