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Educational Model/Process

Maryland Learning Collaborative will provide educational and logistic support and will utilize an “all teach all learn” mode of learning supported by an expert lead Practice Transformation Coach. The MLC will train two additional Practice Transformation Coaches to support practices in transformation and NCQA recognition. NCQA expert guidance and payment methodology support will be provided by consultants to participating practices. In addition, specific expertise will be offered to participating safety net providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers in transforming their practices into Patient Centered Medical homes and obtaining recognition via the NCQA.

Educational engagement will include planning and conducting of large and small group work meetings, webinars, website development, teleconferences, academic detailing and one-on-one consultation as needed. The MLC will maximize each practice’s ability to transform their practice by using learning collaborative meetings, on site visits and virtual support by phone and webinars. We will utilize existing educational web-based modules and tools produced and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians and American College of Physicians.

CRISP health participation in educating participating practices in Regional Extension Center and Regional Information Exchange capabilities. Supporting EHR implementation in the participating practices. Exploratory Registry capability demonstrations are ongoing.

Insurance carrier engagement supports a pay-for- performance methodology which will reimburse practices upfront for care management, and a percentage of shared savings based on utilization.

MLC will engage with the PCMH steering group at the MHCC, Payment Methodology Committee and External Evaluation groups of the MPP at the MHCC.