CHIPRA Massachusetts Medical Home Initiative
A project to help pediatric practices in Massachusetts successfully implement a medical home model of care.
February 2010 to May 2015
- Who: The project involved 13 pediatric practices across Massachusetts.
- Funder: The project was funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through grant funds issued pursuant to CHIPRA section 401(d), and was in partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, MassHealth and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
- Our Role: Led a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to implementing a medical home model of care. Provided an environment for rapid-cycle testing and the robust exchange of ideas with the support of world-class medical home and quality improvement experts.
NICHQ-NCQA Medical Home Transformation Crosswalk
NICHQ's Pediatric Medical Home Framework was developed through years of experience helping to transform pediatric practices into medical homes. The framework captures what NICHQ believes to be the best, evidence-based approaches to medical home practice transformation.
NICHQ's Care Team Role Builder
NICHQ’s Care Team Role Builder enables pediatric practices to match up their practice activities--such as those associated with registration, population management or care coordination--with the appropriate care team member.
NICHQ's Care Plan Template
Creating your practice’s care plan template should be an iterative process. The key is to get started and then keep adding elements to the care plan and assessing to make sure you balance the patient and practice’s needs. This resource lets pediatric practices pick and choose items to include in a care plan.
Powerful Partnerships: Working Together to Improve Care
This guide is intended to help both family members and healthcare professionals who are working together to improve care for children with special healthcare needs. It includes information and guidance on how to get the most out of this potentially powerful partnership.
Creating a Patient and Family Advisory Council: A Toolkit for Pediatric Practices
This toolkit is designed to help your pediatric practice build a system for listening to this feedback by creating their own Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). The kit provides step-by-step guidance on how to effectively engage family perspectives in the design of services and to improve overall quality in the delivery of those services.
Family Engagement Guide for the Pediatric Medical Home
This guide will help pediatric practices determine if they are ready to work with families as improvement partners, how to recruit and work with family health partners and how to evaluate, sustain and improve the family health partners role and relationship.
4 Steps for Starting a Patient and Family Advisory Council
A cross between a focus group and an improvement team, a patient and family advisory council (PFAC) is an effective way for a healthcare facility to engage customers in improving the quality of care provided. The PFAC platform enables providers and patients to work side-by-side to discuss and test ways to enhance service delivery.