A message from Medicaid Managed Care Services (A division of Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care):
Arkansas Medicaid’s Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program was officially launched on October 1st. PCMH seeks to transition primary care in Arkansas to a more comprehensive, coordinated patient-centered practice model. They are writing now as the enrollment period for PCMH has begun, and hope that you’ll consider this opportunity to transition your practice to a PCMH and avail yourself to the incentives that Medicaid is proposing.
Arkansas’s PCMH program is designed to be a multi-payor effort that works with patients and providers to improve population health, enhance the patient experience, and control the cost of care. The plan is to do this by investing more in primary care through practice support for care coordination and transformation, as well as shared savings incentive plans. This creates the potential for higher take-home pay and refined practice processes and workflows for primary care providers. Clearly, there is a lot more to the program than we can summarize here, and our representatives will be meeting with you over the coming weeks to tell you more about PCMH, what it means for you, and how you can get involved.
In the meantime, if you’d like to learn more please attend one of two informational sessions being held and teleconferenced throughout the state. Click here for more information.
Little Rock: Wednesday, Oct. 16 5:30 PM
UAMS/I Dodd Wilson Building
4301 W. Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
Rooms 126 & 226
The Little Rock Town Hall Meeting will be telecast to UAMS Regional Centers (formerly AHECs) in Batesville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Mountain Home, Texarkana, Pine Bluff and Helena.
Rogers: Wednesday, Oct. 30 5:30 PM
Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas
2710 Rife Medical Lane
Rogers, AR 72758
Meeting Room: Auditorium