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Medical Home Network's new model of patient-centered care for Chicago's safety net patients proving effective at La Rabida

PR Newswire- January 5, 2015

Medical Home Network, is a Chicago based health care collaborative devoted to transforming health care delivery for Chicago Medicaid patients by fostering collaboration and innovation among safety net providers.

Medical Home Network's new model of coordinated care achieves groundbreaking results at Esperanza Health Centers

PR Newswire- December 11, 2014

Medical Home Network announced today the results of a data review of its model of care program for Illinois Medicaid patients.

Medical Home Network (MHN) - Advanced Care Coordination in Chicago's Safety Net

Medical Home News - November 2013

In addition to the normal difficulties of navigating our nation’s fragmented health system, a host of prohibitive social, economic and geographic factors confront Chicago’s Medicaid recipient population and limit their access to appropriate and reliable services. MHN’s advanced care coordination portal, MHNConnect, was launched in Chicago with the safety-net population in mind and facilitates follow-up care that addresses and transcends many of these population-specific difficulties.

Engaging the Chronic Care Patient

November 2013 - Health Leaders

In Illinois, the Chicago Medical Home Network focuses on a remote home monitoring program to more accurately identify at-risk patients and improve patient engagement and satisfaction.

Rush Snags $5 million BMO Harris Grant

October 25, 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business

A new $5 million grant from BMO Harris Bank will help Rush University Medical Center train future health
care workers and study how to bolster care for low-income patients.

BMO Harris Bank donates $5 million to Chicago health care coalition

October 25, 2013 - Medical Home Network aimed at better serving population on South, West sides

MHN is a 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards Top 100 Finalist!

Medical Home Network is excited to announce that out of 562 nominees, we have been designated as a Top 100 Finalist for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and celebrate organizations contributing to the exciting and evolving landscape of Chicago innovation. With this nomination we are in impressive company; past winners have included notable and respected Chicago organizations such as Groupon, Abbott, and Feeding America. Medical Home Network is honored to be recognized for our work to enhance delivery transformation for Medicaid recipients through our MHNConnect platform.

Medical Home Network Joins Illinois Medicaid Coordination Push

August 14, 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business (AP)

A Chicago-based health project has been selected to help coordinate the care of 170,000 Illinois Medicaid patients.

Also ran in: Daily Herald, Quad-Cities Online, Northwest Herald, NewsObserver, Daily Journal, The Kansas City Star, The Republic, The Tampa Tribune, Anchorage Daily News, Enquirer Herald, ABC Local 6 WPSD

Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services Press Release

August 13, 2013 - State Announces Newest Healthcare Provider to Join State's Transition to Coordinated Care - Medical Home Network Selected to Provide Coordinated Care to Chicago's South, Southwest Sides to Improve Healthcare Outcomes and Control Costs

Home Heart-Health Checks Work, but Follow-Up is Still a Must

August 5, 2013 - Wall Street Journal

More doctors are looking to a host of emerging gadgets patients can use to manage chronic disease at home, such as do-it-yourself blood pressure monitors.

Including Safety-Net Providers in Integrated Delivery Systems: Issues and Options for Policymakers

Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief August 2012 — Health care reform legislation has spurred efforts to develop integrated health care delivery systems that seek to coordinate the continuum of health services.These systems may be of particular benefit to patients who face barriers to accessing care or have multiple health conditions. But it remains to be seen how safety-net providers,including community health centers and public hospitals which have long experience in caring for these vulnerable populations will be included in integrated delivery systems. This issue brief explores key considerations for incorporating safety-net providers into integrated delivery systems and discusses the roles of state and federal agencies in supporting and testing models of integrated care delivery.

Katharine Witgert, M.P.H. and Catherine Hess, M.S.W, National Academy for State Health Policy

Integrating Community Health Centers Into Organized Delivery Systems Can Improve Access To Subspecialty Care

Health Affairs August 2012 — The Affordable Care Act is funding the expansion of community health centers to increase access to primary care, but this approach will not ensure effective access to subspecialty services. To address this issue, we interviewed directors of twenty community health centers. Our analysis of their responses led us to identify six unique models of how community health centers access subspecialty care, which we called Tin Cup, Hospital Partnership, Buy Your Own Subspecialists, Telehealth, Teaching Community, and Integrated System. We determined that the Integrated System model appears to provide the most comprehensive and cohesive access to subspecialty care. Because Medicaid accountable care organizations encourage integrated delivery of care,they offer a promising policy solution to improve the integration of community health centers into “medical neighborhoods.”

Neuhausen K, Grumbach K, Bazemore A, Phillips RL.Integrating community health centers into organized delivery systems can improve access to subspecialty care. Health Aff August 2012 31:81708-1716.

Targeting ER Medicaid Costs Tricky for State

April 22, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) — Every day in Illinois, hundreds of Medicaid patients seek expensive hospital emergency room treatment for minor ailments such as sore throats, back pain and stomachaches.
(AP Medical Writer, Carla K. Johnson)

An alternative to ER

Chicago Tribune Business Print Section 2-April 20, 2012
Coordinated medical care program aims to save Illinois millions in Medicaid costs
(Copyright © 2012, Chicago Tribune/Peter Frost)

Future of Care Management

2012 - Health Care Advisory Board

Future of Care Management: Prioritizing High-Impact Opportunities for Managing Total Cost of Care

Illinois Health Matters Blog: The State of Illinois and Medical Home Network partner for improved care coordination

Monday, March 19, 2012
Last week the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Medical Home Network (MHN) announced an innovative partnership that could mean better care and lower cost of care for Medicaid beneficiaries.

The State of Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Medical Home Network announce partnership for improved care coordination

Chicago - February 29, 2012 –The Medical Home Network (MHN) announced today with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) that it has officially been designated as a pilot healthcare project to test and evaluate care coordination initiatives expected to enhance quality and reduce the cost of care for approximately 170,000 Medicaid beneficiaries.

Mind the Information Gap: Few Chicagoans Understanding Health Reform

Illinois Health Matters is presenting accessible, personal stories about how health care reform is impacting underserved communities on the South and West sides of Chicago.

Shaping a Community of Care

June 15, 2011 - Chicago Tribune

Coordinating Care, Medical Home Network will link hospitals, clinics and doctors serving Medicaid patients

A Report To The Comer Science and Education Foundation

A Plan for the Coordination of Health Care Services for Vulnerable Pregnant Women and Children on Chicago’s South Side. -HMA,March 2009