State Selects 46 Physician Practices as Medical Homes

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) announced that it has selected 46 primary care physician practices to participate in a new Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative (PCMH) designed to promote comprehensive, coordinated, patient-centered care delivered by teams of primary care providers.

In a patient-centered medical home, according to an EOHHS press release, a primary care provider and members of his or her team coordinate all of a patient’s health needs, including management of chronic conditions, visits to specialists, hospital admissions, and reminding patients when they need check-ups and tests. The medical home model supports fundamental changes in primary care service delivery, as well as payment reforms, with the goal of improving health care quality.

The intention of this initiative is that it will evolve, likely in congruence with other payment reform projects and initiatives, into a new and more efficient payment model.

The Home Care Alliance has written a position paper on the PCMH initiative and strongly encourages home care agencies working with the PCP practices listed below to reach out and offer collaborative efforts in order to be involved in their model.

The physician practices are listed by region:

Metro Boston:
Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Boston
Boston Medical Center, Family Medicine Center, Boston
Bowdoin Street Health Center, Dorchester
Broadway Health Center, Somerville
Cambridge Family Health, Cambridge
Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester
Dorchester House, Dorchester
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, East Boston
Family Practice Group, P.C., Arlington
Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, Dorchester
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Medford
Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, Allston
Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, Waltham
Malden Family Medicine Center, Malden
Manet Community Health Center, North Quincy
Neponset Health Center, Dorchester
Revere Family Health Center, Revere
South Boston Community Health Center, South Boston
South End Associates of Fenway Health, Boston
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, Jamaica Plain
Tufts Medical Center, Adult Primary Care, Boston
Union Square Family Health Center, Somerville
Whittier Street Health Center, Roxbury

Central Massachusetts:
Barre Family Health Center, Barre
Family Health Center of Worcester, Worcester
Fitchburg Community Health Center, Fitchburg
Foley Family Practice, P.C., Athol
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Worcester
Grove Medical Associates, P.C., Worcester
Greater Gardner Community Health Center, Gardner
UMass Memorial Pediatric Primary Care Associates, Worcester

Western Massachusetts:
Atkinson Family Practice, Amherst
Baystate High Street Health Center, Adult Medicine, Springfield
Baystate High Street Health Center, Pediatric Medicine, Springfield
Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, Springfield
Fairview Pediatrics, Chicopee
Hilltown Community Health Centers, Worthington
Holyoke Health Center, Holyoke
Lee Family Practice, P.C., Lee
Pediatric Associates of Hampden County, Westfield

Northeastern Massachusetts:
Drum Hill Primary, LLC, Chelmsford
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center (Haverhill Street), Lawrence
Lynn Community Health Center, Lynn

Southeastern Massachusetts:
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, New Bedford
Mid Upper Cape Community Health Center, Hyannis

Additionally, HCA encourages collaboration and outreach to the following participating payers:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts; Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan; CeltiCare; Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority; the Health Safety Net, administered by the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy; Fallon Community Health Plan; Group Insurance Commission; Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; Health New England; MassHealth Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan; Neighborhood Health Plan; Network Health; Senior Whole Health; Tufts Health Plan; and UniCare.

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