MDHHS Seeking to Identify Physicians Interested in Participating in PCMH Payment Model Program

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced on April 26 that it has released an application to identify primary care physicians interested in engaging in a preferred Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) payment model program.

MDHHS worked with Michigan Medicaid Health Plans (MHPs) to establish a standard set of PCMH requirements designed to better coordinate care for Medicaid beneficiaries. A PCMH is a team-based model of care in which patients' care is coordinated through their primary care physician to ensure they receive the care they need, when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand.

This program, administered through Michigan’s MHPs, is built upon initiatives developed in both the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project and the State Innovation Model PCMH Initiative. Both programs have served as a catalyst for MDHHS to further encourage innovative models of primary care across the state.

MDHHS is committed to sustaining the advancements made in the primary care setting through a program focused on PCMH designation, provision of care management and coordination services, and reduction of provider burden. The MDHHS PCMH Preferred Model program is aimed at achieving these goals in partnership with Michigan’s MHPs.

MDHHS is facilitating a central application process to identify physician interest in participating in MHP administered PCMH payment programs. Provider interest applications must be submitted electronically by May 24, at 11:59 pm ET.

The application is being issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute acceptance into a program or commitment of the MHPs to execute a contract.

For questions about completion of the application only, providers should complete the question form.