Forum Session

Building the Medical Home: Surveying the Floor Plans
October 28, 2008


Lisa Sprague, MBA


The medical home model continues to attract support among health plans, employers, providers, and policymakers. Numerous demonstrations are contemplated or already under way. The second in a series looking at the medical home concept, this Forum session presented a sampler of medical home “floor plans.” Organizations represented included a rural physician practice, a federally qualified health center (FQHC), a large health insurer engaged in a multiple-payer regional initiative, and a state Medicaid plan. Each had undertaken practice redesign and culture change in order to create medical homes for patients.


Don Klitgaard, MD, Medical Director, Myrtue Medical Center; Paul Kaye, MD, Medical Director, Hudson River HealthCare; Don Liss, MD, Mid-Atlantic Medical Director, Aetna; Kim Davis-Allen, Director, Medical Services Division, Project Manager, Together for Quality, Alabama Medicaid Agency

Slides from the presentations by Dr. Klitgaard, Dr. Kaye, Dr. Liss, and Ms. Davis-Allen are available for download. Speakers’ biographies are also available.

Related Materials

For information and slides from a previous Forum session on this topic, see "Building the Medical Home: Evaluating the Blueprints" (June 27, 2008).

For information on the Robert Wood Johnson pilot program, see Improving Policy in Practice.

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