‘Medical home’ program now reaches a third of Medicaid patients

By Arielle Levin Becker, The CT Mirror | Sept 11, 2013

A state program that pays health care providers to take a more active role in patient care now reaches close to a third of Connecticut’s Medicaid clients.

Now in its second year, the “person-centered medical home” program allows primary care providers to earn additional money for meeting standards intended to improve outcomes and access to care for Medicaid patients.

As of Sept. 5, 982 health care providers were participating in the program, either as fully qualified members or as part of a “glide path” for those still working to meet all the standards. Altogether, they see 218,511 Medicaid patients, about a third of the approximately 640,000 Connecticut residents covered by Medicaid.

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