Medicaid Care Innovation: The Medical Home Network Story

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Medicaid Care Innovation - The Medical Home Network Story 
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In Chicago, Medical Home Network is changing the way health care is being delivered to Medicaid patients through innovative technology and other initiatives combined with a highly efficient, patient-centered, team-based model of care. Medical Home Network is a Chicago-based health care collaborative devoted to transforming health care delivery for Chicago Medicaid patients by fostering collaboration and innovation among safety net providers. The Medical Home Network collaborative consists of leaders from 12 health care organizations, who continue to have an equal voice in the decision-making process. Medical Home Network also operates an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), working with Cook County Health and Hospitals System's managed care program, CountyCare.

Medical Home Networks initiatives and innovations have focused on clinical integration, community engagement, and advanced Health IT systems to support both clinical care and operational transformation. Their care model has facilitated delivery transformation in areas from care coordination to patient engagement to payment reform, with key initiatives like changing the health care habits of patients who rely on hospital emergency departments for their care.

In addition, Medical Home Network has grown its connectivity to 20 hospitals and more than 170 primary care entities, using MHNConnect - a secure web-based care coordination tool - to enable information exchange among providers and monitoring of patient hospital utilization by care managers. The Medical Home Network portal captures approximately 60 percent of member patient activity as it occurs, benefitting the overall health care for almost 200,000 Chicago-area Medicaid patients.

Comparing performance year one for MHNConnect (2012) to the previous year (baseline), Medical Home Network's partner hospitals and clinics recorded a 12.4 percent reduction in hospital readmissions (within 30 days of being discharged) in year one and 24.8 percent reduction in year two (2013). The number of inpatient hospital days decreased 3.7 percent from baseline in year one and 24.4 percent from baseline in year two. The average length of stay decreased 5.1 percent from baseline in year one and 20.2 percent from baseline in year two. Finally, the cost of care per member per month, decreased 3.3 percent from baseline in year one and 5.0 percent from baseline in year two.

Please join us Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern as Medical Home Network's Cheryl Lulias and Art Jones, M.D. provide a one hour case study of innovation in care for the Medicaid population in the HealthcareWebSummit event: Medicaid Care Innovation - The Medical Home Network Story.
Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  1. Understand current key challenges in serving the Medicaid population and coordinating their care.
  2. Consider the dynamics, local environment and strategies involved leading to the evolution and development of the Medical Home Network care model.
  3. Explore innovative approaches and initiatives undertaken by Medical Home Network to transform delivery of care for their Medicaid population.
  4. Identify the scope and components of the MHNConnect technology solution developed by Medical Home Network.
  5. Examine key results from Medical Home Network initiatives including MHNConnect.
  6. Ascertain the implications of deploying similar initiatives and approaches for Medicaid populations.
  7. Engage in interactive learning through online question submission, attendee feedback and opportunity for follow up questions, and networking with attendees, faculty and other professionals through dedicated LinkedIn group.
Who Should Attend

Interested attendees would include:

  • C-Suite Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Medicaid Program Executives and Staff
  • Transformation, Innovation and Integration Executives and Staff
  • Care Management Executives and Staff
  • Network Management Executives and Staff
  • Provider Relations Executives and Staff
  • Accountable Care Executives and Staff
  • Managed Care Executives and Staff
  • Planning and Strategic Executives and Staff
  • Business Intelligence Staff
  • Information Technology Executives
  • Other Interested Parties

Attendees would represent organizations including:

  • Hospital Systems
  • Provider Networks
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Medical Groups
  • Other Providers
  • Health Plans
  • Medical Homes
  • Government
  • Care Management Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Organizations
  • Solutions Providers
  • Associations, Institutes and Research Organizations
  • Media
Medicaid Care Innovation - The Medical Home Network Story
  Individual Registration Fee: $195. Post-event materials, with video syncing slides and recorded audio, plus presentation pdf file: $45 for attendees; $260 for non-attendees after the event. Register online or download the event brochure.
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Cheryl Lulias

Cheryl Lulias, MPA
President and Executive Director
Medical Home Network


Cheryl Lulias is the President and Executive Director of Medical Home Network, a progressive regional Medicaid pilot in Chicago that is changing the way healthcare is delivered and financed by driving practice transformation informed by the use of innovative technology. The primary goal of MHN is to improve the care and health of the Medicaid population and ultimately serve as a framework for all vulnerable groups.

Lulias has more than 20 years of experience working with complex health care systems and health plans and has held leadership positions at academic and community hospital systems in Illinois, Indiana and New York.

She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Art Jones, MD

Art Jones, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Medical Home Network


A pioneer in the accountable care organization movement, Dr. Arthur Jones has 27 years of "boots-on-the-ground" experience as the founding physician and CEO of Lawndale Christian Health Center a large urban community health center on Chicago's west side. Dr. Jones helped establish Lawndale as a model managed care organization in the forefront of delivering Medicaid services under a near global capitation payment system. During his tenure, the organization earned top ratings for financial performance and invested in innovations to improve the health of the uninsured. Its redesigned delivery model capitalizes on the efficiencies of electronic medical records, and its care coordinators are creating fully integrated medical homes. Dr. Jones has also served as chief medical officer for a Medicaid managed care company.

Work is his home, and community health is his passion. Dr. Jones has lived in the disadvantaged community he has served since 1980. He serves as the chief medical officer for Medical Home Network a foundation-funded demonstration project to improve the health status of low-income Chicago area residents by organizing providers to elevate quality, improve access, reduce costs and reinforce the medical home.

Dr. Jones earned his MD from the University of Illinois and bachelor's degree from Taylor University. He completed his internal medicine residency, chief residency and cardiology fellowship and continues to serve as a clinical associate at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Jones also is a Principal with Health Management Associates, where he focuses on advancing Medicaid accountable care organizations and helping federally qualified health centers transition to managing health care risk and reap some of the downstream financial benefits from operating as a well-functioning, patient-centered medical home.

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