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Primary Care Case Management (PCCM): A New Option for HUSKY

February 1, 2009, in just a small part of the state, HUSKY began offering a new option to families and health care providers desperate for an alternative to the troubled HMOs. Primary Care Case Management (PCCM), called HUSKY Primary Care in Connecticut, is based on the patient-centered medical home model, built on delivering care through a team of providers and giving patients the tools and support they need to keep themselves healthy. In Connecticut, PCCM providers are paid on a fee-for-service basis for the care they provide plus a modest sum of $7.50 per member per month to coordinate care.

Thirty other states successfully use PCCM to run their Medicaid managed care programs. In those states, both providers and patients are generally more satisfied with PCCM programs than with traditional HMOs and health outcomes are improved. PCCM will reduce HUSKY administrative burdens and give providers and patients more control over medical decision-making.

January 1, 2010 PCCM/HUSKY Primary Care will become available to HUSKY families in the New Haven and Hartford areas. An army of students, interns and volunteers is working to make sure providers and families know about this important option. If you would like to get involved, send us an email or call us (203) 562-1636 for more information.

Students, volunteers and interns getting the word out about

Students, volunteers and interns getting the word out about PCCM and HUSKY

October 4, 2010 - Care Coordination Notice to PCCM Enrollees

September 2, 2010 - Advocates letter supporting statewide PCCM over capitation

February 5, 2010 - Testimony given to the Appropriations Committee:

HUSKY Primary Care/PCCM Community Outreach Flyer - English

HUSKY Primary Care/PCCM Community Outreach Flyer - Spanish

Forum: Come learn about HUSKY Primary Care , Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 5 to 7 pm, Hartford

Forum: Come learn about HUSKY Primary Care , Thursday, November 19, 2009, 6 to 8 pm, New Haven

For more information on PCCM:

HUSKY Primary Care - A Different Approach to Your Health Care

FAQ for Consumers

FAQ for Providers

March 31, 2009 - Testimony given to Appropriations and Human Services Committees re: HUSKY waiver proposal and impact on PCCM

February 25, 2009 - CT Health Policy Project's PCCM comments on HUSKY Waiver

DSS HUSKY Waiver and Appendices (DSS web site)

DSS Concept Paper (DSS web site)

Provider application (DSS web site)

Highlights from the CT Health Policy Project PCCM Legislative Forum - March 27, 2007

Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) Legislative Forum - March 27, 2007

Policymaker Issue Brief No. 46 - What's HUSKY going to cost in the future - Estimating PCCM and HMO costs

Policymaker Issue Brief No. 29 – Primary Care Case Management: A Better Option for Connecticut, September 2006

PCCM Research Summaries and Links

Medical home research and links relevant to PCCM:

Primary Care Case Management: An Alternative for Medicaid in Connecticut – A survey across states with PCCM programs to answer questions posed by CT policymakers, providers, researchers, advocates and consumers. Conducted by four Yale School of Nursing graduate students, December 2000

Highlights from the CT Health Policy Project's January 29th, 2001 conference - Alternatives to Medicaid Managed Care: What is PCCM Anyway?