Health Care Homes (aka Medical Homes)- Minnesota Dept. of Health

Health Care Homes

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The Health Care Homes Program (HCH) is one of the centerpieces of Minnesota's health reform initiative. Through their focus on redesign of care delivery and meaningful engagement of patients in their care, Health Care Homes are transforming care - and lives - for millions of Minnesotans.

The name "Health Care Homes" acknowledges a critical shift that needs to happen in order to truly improve health in Minnesota. This is a shift from a purely medical model of health care to a focus on linking primary care with wellness, prevention, self-management and community services.

The goals of the model are to:

  • Continue building a strong primary care foundation to ensure all Minnesotans have the opportunity to receive team-based, coordinated, patient-centered care.

  • Increase care coordination and collboration between primary care providers and community resources to facilitate the broader goals of improving population health and health equity.

  • Improve the quality and the individual experience of care, while lowering health costs.

    • Payment

    • Training and updates on payment methodology.
    • Spotlight

    • Spotlighting clinics who have taken innovative steps in advancing the Health Care Homes model of patient-centered, team-based care.
    • Learning Collaborative

    • Opportunity for health care homes and State agencies to exchange information and enhance understanding related to quality improvement and best practices.


  • Updated Friday, November 04, 2016 at 09:31AM