NEWS RELEASE--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: July 3, 2012
Public Information Officer
Thousands of Idahoans will benefit from coordinated health care delivery through a two-year primary care medical home pilot beginning this fall or early winter. The Governor-appointed Medical Home Collaborative, working in conjunction with the Idaho Medicaid’s Medical Home Project, has received support from area doctors, hospitals, community clinics and health insurers.
The patient-centered medical home model of care moves primary care from acute-focused, episodic care to a model of pro-actively coordinated preventive care based on the physician-patient relationship.
The Idaho Medical Home Collaborative would like to thank the following organizations for their generous grants, donations, and support in developing this endeavor:
“Research has shown that patients tend to get better care in medical homes,” said Angela Hult, Cambia Health Foundation executive director, “because fewer gaps in care mean fewer emergencies. We are pleased to support this pilot aimed at better quality of life for patients and lower health care costs.”
The collaborative is now accepting provider applications for participation in the 24 month pilot project. Twelve to fifteen practices from across the state will be selected to participate. Family physicians, internists, and pediatricians interested in learning more or applying for the project, should visit imhc.idaho.gov or email firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be more details announced on the pilot during the next month.
For more information, please visit http://imhc.idaho.gov/ .