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Health Care Home

Following passage of the 2008 Health Care Home legislation, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Human Services engaged ICSI to help develop the state-mandated health care home model. ICSI formed a steering committee and held a forum to engage key stakeholders as they worked together to create a model that would be widely adopted by providers, supported by health plans and purchasers, and used by patients.

$1 Billion in Savings

In February 2016, results of a University of Minnesota evaluation of health care homes were announced. Researchers found that over a five year evaluation period, the model – emphasizing collaboration among care providers, families and patients – saved Medicaid and Medicare approximately $1 billion. At the same time, clinics participating in a health care home model of care outperformed other clinics on quality measures. Learn more.