Applications Due for the Maine PCMH Pilot Phase 2 Expansion & MaineCare Health Homes Initiative

March 21, 2012

Maine PCMH Pilot Phase 2 Expansion & MaineCare Health Homes Initiative


Conveners of the multi-payer Maine Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), the Dirigo Health Agency’s Maine Quality Forum, Maine Quality Counts, and the Maine Health Management Coalition, have announced plans to expand the Pilot to include an additional 20 adult practices in January 2013, and have opened an online application process. Interested practices must complete the online application by March 31, 2012.

Interested practice sites are encouraged to read more information, including a newly developed “FAQ,” and review eligibility requirements, and the online application posted on the Maine Quality Counts website . The PCMH Pilot application is available online at and must be completed by March 31, 2012!

Maine’s Medicaid program, MaineCare, has also announced its plans to expand its support for the PCMH model by developing a “Health Homes” initiative that will provide any qualified practice an opportunity to get additional support for providing Health Homes services to patients with chronic conditions. The Maine PCMH Pilot is working in partnership with MaineCare to offer a joint application process for both the Pilot expansion and the MaineCare Health Homes initiative. Interested practices are encouraged to read more information about the MaineCare Health Homes initiative at or . Practices interested in applying for participation in the MaineCare Health Homes initiative should complete the same online application being used for the Pilot expansion by March 31, 2012. It is available at .

Timeline for Practice Application: - February 1, 2012 - Maine PCMH Pilot Phase 2 & MaineCare Health Homes practice application posted online - March 31, 2012 - Deadline for practices to submit online applications for both the Pilot expansion and MaineCare Health Homes Initiative - April - May, 2012 - Review of applications by Pilot staff, PCMH Pilot Selection Committee and MaineCare - May 1, 2012 - Phase 2 Community Care Team (CCT) application posted online - May 31, 2012 - Phase 2 and Health Homes practices selected - July 1, 2012 - MaineCare Health Homes program begins (tentative) - July 15, 2012 - Deadline for CCTs to submit online application - August 1, 2012 - Phase 2 CCTs selected - January 1, 2013 - Phase 2 practices and CCTs begin participation in Maine PCMH Pilot

We hope your practice will apply to become part of Maine’s medical home movement!