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MD Learning Collaborative

Multi-Payer Program for Patient Centered Medical Home

University of Maryland faculty are leading the way in developing advanced models of patient care in 53 diverse primary care practices in the State of Maryland. The Maryland Learning Collaborative is a partnership between the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the Maryland Health Care Commission.


Innovation: to develop a model of advanced patient centered primary care in the State of Maryland which builds capacity within primary care practices and is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated and high quality

Implementation and Dissemination: by using a Learning Collaborative and within practice coaching of existing staff by expert Practice Transformation Coaches, and introduces an additional Care Manager to implement this model with rigorous outcomes evaluation of process, systems of care, physician/clinician, patient related and disease outcomes measures


The Maryland Learning Collaborative will be the “implementation leader” for advancing primary care practice in the State of Maryland

Unique features:

  • Academic clinical leadership
  • Diverse practice representation including large, small systems of care, hospital owned, practitioner owned, solo practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Engagement of five commercial insurance carriers: Aetna, CareFirst, Cigna, Coventry, United
  • Medicaid participation
  • Medicare Advantage participation
  • Employer engagement