Health Care Homes Advisory Committee
Active dates:2014 -
Function: To advise the commissioners of Health and Human Services on the ongoing statewide implementation of the health care homes program. The committee advises the commissioners on the following activities: implementation of certified health care homes across the state on performance management and implementation of benchmarking; implementation of modifications to the health care homes program based on results of the legislatively mandated health care homes evaluation; statewide solutions for engagement of employers and commercial payers; potential modifications of the health care homes rules or statutes; consumer engagement, including patient and family-centered care, patient activation in health care, and shared decision making; oversight for health care homes subject matter task forces or workgroups; and other related issues as requested by the commissioners.The committee does not expire.
"Health care homes are foundational to Minnesota's efforts to achieve the triple aim of improving the health of Minnesotans, improving the patient experience, and reducing the cost of health care. Health Care Homes, known nationally as Patient Centered Medical Homes, require a fundamental redesign in the practice of primary care towards prevention and management of chronic disease. Authorized by Minnesota's 2008 health reform law, the health care homes initiative is jointly administered by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
"The 2014 Minnesota Legislature directed the Commissioners of Health and Human Services to establish a health care homes advisory committee to advise the Commissioners on the ongoing statewide implementation of the health care homes program." (from Advisory Committee's charter document, accessed 8/12/16)
The committee includes representatives of the health care professions such as primary care providers; mental health providers; nursing and care coordinators; certified health care home clinics with statewide representation; health plan companies; state agencies; employers; academic researchers; consumers; and organizations that work to improve health care quality in Minnesota. At least 25 percent of the committee members must be consumers or patients in health care homes. The commissioners, in making appointments to the committee, must ensure geographic representation of all regions of the state.
Commissioners of the Health Department and Human Services Department
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