CMS Health Care Innovation Award - PCMN Demonstration


[ENDED] About 157,000 Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in 15 health systems and provider organizations across the nation are participating in a Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood (PCMN) demonstration project as part of a collaboration among TransforMED, Phytel and VHA Inc.  Funded by a three-year, $20.75 million cooperative agreement awarded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center), the PCMN project began implementation in 2013.

This award is part of the Health Care Innovation Awards program, a Department of Health and Human Services initiative investing up to $1 billion to test promising new approaches that aim to improve health care and lower program costs for recipients of Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

TransforMED, VHA and Phytel will support up to six primary care practice transformation efforts within each participating community to create or continue development of Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) into Patient Centered Medical Neighborhoods (PCMN). PCMHs connect primary care with other community-based health care providers to develop the "Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood" concept. Designed to improve and strengthen collaborative relationships among primary care practices and other providers such as hospitals and specialists, the PCMN builds on proven methodologies and solutions to create more efficient, coordinated health care delivery networks that improve care at a lower cost.

For more information on the specific health systems participating in the PCMN Demonstration, click here.

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The Collaborative Patient-Centered Medical Neighborhood CMMI Project is a three-year project funded by a $20.75 million Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Health Care Challenge award. 

Last updated March 2019
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