The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Initiative is the core component of the State Innovation Model (SIM) strategy for coordinated care delivery, focused on developing and testing service delivery models to achieve better care coordination, lower costs, and improved health outcomes for Michiganders. The SIM PCMH Initiative is built upon the principles of a patient-centered medical home that generally define the model regardless of the designating organization. Value is placed on core functions of a medical home, such as enhanced access, whole-person care, and expanded care teams that focus on comprehensive coordinated care. To increase value and incentivize healthcare practices to provide high-quality and cost-efficient care, SIM is also working to promote the use of alternative payment models (APMs).
This initiative is aligned with the overall SIM Care Delivery goals of:
- Championing models of care that engage patients using comprehensive, whole-person-oriented, coordinated, accessible and high-quality services centered on an individual’s health and social well-being.
- Supporting and creating clear accountability for quantifiable improvements in care processes and quality, as well as health outcomes.
- Creating opportunities for Michigan primary care providers to participate in increasingly advanced APMs.
If you have questions about the PCMH Initiative, please contact the SIM team at MDHHS-SIMPCMH@michigan.gov.