AF4Q Communities Reimagine Health Care

15 Aug 2012

AF4Q communities are at the forefront; re-thinking the way in which health care is organized, delivered, and paid for. For example, one prominent model for re-thinking the delivery of primary care is patient-centered medical homes, and several Aligning Forces communities are on the frontlines.

In the Maine AF4Q Alliance, 22 adult and four pediatric practices covering 130,000 patients and 15 percent of the state's physicians are part of a PCMH pilot. Maine's Medicaid program an most major insurers have aligned forces to pay pilot practices differently and use patient experience, clinical quality, and cost and resource use data to drive improvement. And with CMS funding, the initial pilot is about to expand dramatically, adding an additional 50 practices.