Citizens Health Initiative Multi-Stakeholder Patient-Centered Medical Home Pilot



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December 4, 2008

Dear Primary Care Colleague,


We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted as a participating practice in the first New Hampshire Citizens Health Initiative - Multi-Stakeholder Patient-Centered Medical Home

Pilot. This pilot represents collaboration among the NH Citizens Health Initiative (NHCHI) medical home workgroup, the Center for Medical Home Improvement, and the three private New Hampshire Health Plans: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, CIGNA and Anthem, as well as NH Medicaid.
Pilot participants were selected based on their overall quantitative score, with consideration of their essay responses, organization type, geography and patient panel size. The selected pilot participants were the highest scoring applicants, yet also happen to represent the full spectrum of practice types and sizes, with geographic distribution that covers nearly the entire state. The practices selected, listed in alphabetical order, are as follows:
Practice Name City/Town Practice Type

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Littleton Health Center

Cheshire Medical Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene Keene Independent Multi-Specialty Practice

Concord Hospital Family Health Center Concord Hospital Owned Practice & Residency

COOS County Family Health Services Berlin Health Center

Derry Medical Center Derry Independent Physician Practice

Elliot Family Medicine at Bedford Commons Bedford Hospital Owned Practice

Lamprey Health Care Newmarket Health Center

Life Long Care New London Independent ARNP Practice

Manchester Community Health Center Manchester Health Center

Mid-State Health Center Plymouth Health Center

Westside Healthcare Franklin Hospital Owned Practice


The pilot will run for a period of two years, with an earliest payment start date of 06/01/2009. Pilot participants will be required to meet Level One NCQA PPC-PCMH Recognition by 06/01/2009 to remain in the pilot.
Our intent is to provide an ongoing forum for operational linkages with the health plans, as well as provide for opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices, both administrative and clinical.
We will convene the pilot participants in the morning of January 27, 2009. Details on the meeting agenda, location and times are forthcoming. If you have any questions related to the pilot or the January meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Heather Staples at 603.491.2701 or hstaples_walden@hotmail.com .
Congratulations, and we look forward to working with you on this exciting pilot.
Regards,
Edgar Helms,

Director, NHIHPP



Center for Medical Home Improvement (CMHI) Crotched Mountain Foundation



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