The Vermont Healthcare Improvement effort is to improve primary care. The goal is to provide well coordinated and seamless health services, with an emphasis on prevention and wellness, for all Vermonters.
There are Three Objectives:
1. Improve the Health of the Population
2. Enhance the Patient Experience of Care (including Quality, Access, and Reliability)
3. Reduce, or at Least Control, the Per Capita Cost of Care
The Blueprint Model Includes the Following Components:
- Support Primary Care Practices in achieving NCQA (National Council Quality Association) PCMH (Patient Center Medical Home) recognition which results in incentive payments from insurers and patient care support from a Community Health Team
- Statewide health information network that provides access to patient information to a wide range of providers of health and human services
- Continual evaluation to identify success and opportunities for improvement in patient care, practice management and the reform initiative
What’s In It for a Practice?
- Financial incentives for primary care practices once they achieve NCQA-PCMH recognition
- Support of a multi-disciplinary Community Health Team to assist the neediest patients
- Have the right information you need to be better prepared to treat your patients
Rutland Service Area Blueprint Update
The following physician practices have achieved NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home:
- Brandon Medical Center
- Castleton Family Health Center
- CHCRR Pediatrics
- Lisa M. and Peter K. Hogenkamp, MD
- Marble Valley Healthworks
- Mettowee Valley Family Health Center
- Rutland Community Health Center
For More Information
If you have any questions about how the Blueprint for Health can help your practice, please email or contact us at 802.773.9888.