MaineCare Health Homes Initiative - Extension of NQCA PCMH Recognition Deadline & Re-opening of Practice Application for Participation

December 4, 2012

MaineCare Health Homes Initiative - Extension of NQCA PCMH Recognition Deadline & Re-opening of Practice Application for Participation The Office of MaineCare Services is pleased to note that we are extending the deadline for NCQA PCMH recognition and re-opening the application process for primary care practices interested in participating in the MaineCare Health Homes Initiative. This is being done in an effort to include as many eligible primary care practices as possible in this important initiative. The deadline for NCQA PCMH recognition for practices in the Health Homes Initiative is being extended to June 30, 2013, and the application process for MaineCare Health Homes is being reopened from Wed, Nov 21 through Fri, Dec 14, 2012. (Please note that this does NOT affect deadlines for NQCA PCMH recognition for practices newly entering the multi-payer Maine PCMH Pilot). Practices that have previously completed an online application for participation in the multi-payer Pilot and Health Homes initiative do not need to complete a new application, but should note the extension of the NCQA PCMH deadline to June 30, 2013. Practices interested in applying to participate in the MaineCare Health Homes initiative that did not previously complete an application will need to complete the online application by Fri, Dec 14, 2013 at:">http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MaineCareHealthHomesApplic> http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MaineCareHealthHomesApplic. More information on the MaineCare Health Homes initiative will be offered during a webinar on Tues, Dec 4 at 12N as part of the Quality Counts Provider Lunch & Learn Webinar series.

Questions about the MaineCare Health Homes initiative should contact Kitty Purington at kitty.purington@maine.gov, or tel. 624.6921 or Lisa Letourneau at lletourneau@mainequalitycounts.org or tel. 415.4043, or see more information on at www.mainequalitycounts.org.