We are well underway with the Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) Project, a three year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstration project.
We are well underway with the Michigan Primary Care Transformation (MiPCT) Project, a three year Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstration project. The purposes of the MiPCT Project are to (1) foster the transformation of participating patient centered medical home (PCMH) primary care practices that serve all patients in the practice using evidence-based guidelines and practices and providing care in a cost-effective manner; and (2) evaluate the project according to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) Triple Aim goals of improved health outcomes, improved patient experience of care, and reduced preventable healthcare costs.
IHP has eleven primary care practices in this demonstration project. All are embedding Moderate Care Managers in their practices. We have completed the first cohort’s training and have begun the second. The care managers are excited about the new work they will be doing to help improve the care of patients in the practice. Areas of focus include self-management support, care coordination, community resources, and care management. Coordination across the health care system will be key to the success of the project that must reach budget neutrality by the end of the three years. Funding to support the project is through multiple payors, including Medicare, Medicaid HMOs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Blue Care Network.