This Issue Brief, authored by researchers at the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School, highlights key lessons learned from the first year of implementation of the MaineCare Health Homes Initiative.
- MaineCare's Health Homes Initiative has expanded Maine's capacity for chronic care management in primary care practices and community care teams (CCTs);
- CCTs provide valuable additional support to patients of Health Homes, including home visits and social supports in the community;
- Flexibility in program design allowed for wide variation of service delivery models within CCTs;
- Three percent of Health Home members were referred to CCTs by the end of the first year, but overall practice referral rates varied by CCT--from 1% to 7% of Health Home members within their associated practices.
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Suggested Citation: Fox K, Gray C, Rosingana K. Early Lessons Learned in Implementing MaineCare Health Homes. Portland, ME: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service; September, 2014.