Idaho Medical Home Collaborative
The Idaho Medical Home Collaborative (IMHC) was a collaboration of primary care physicians, private health insurers, healthcare organizations, and Idaho Medicaid created to make recommendations to the governor on the development, promotion, and implementation of the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care statewide. The IMHC was originally created in 2010 by Governor Otter via Executive Order 2010-10, and was overseen by the Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI). The IMHC ultimately made recommendations to the DOI and the governor regarding:
- PCMH definition;
- Provider qualifications and standards;
- Payment methodologies;
- Consumer and provider engagement;
- Care coordination and case management guidelines;
- Health data exchange; and
- Evaluation measures, including cost and quality-based outcomes measures.
The IMHC sunset in 2013 at the conclusion of the executive order but was reconvened as a workgroup for the IHC in 2014 in order to assist and advise on PCMH transformation statewide.
As needed - dates and times of meetings were published on the calendar.
If you have any questions please email the Office of Healthcare Policy Initiatives at OHPI@dhw.idaho.gov. Please note that the IMHC and SHIP were separate from Medicaid and Healthy Connections (formerly Home Health Initiative); additional information on the program, including contact information, can be found here.
1. Advised the IHC on PCMH Cohort Selection Criteria.
2. Advised the SHIP team (and its contractors) on PCMH transformation
3. Communicated with partners and stakeholders updates on Idaho's PCMH successes, challenges and activities