|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 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:
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:
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)
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?