Michigan Primary Care Transformation

Michigan Primary Care Transformation

In the summer of 2010, CHRT staff led the writing and analytics of the State of Michigan’s grant proposal for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration project.

In the fall of 2010, CMS selected Michigan as one of eight states to host the demonstration. CHRT partnered with the State of Michigan and the University of Michigan Health System to implement the grant, with a focus on improving primary care for those with chronic disease.

Michigan’s project—known as the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Demonstration Project (MiPCT)—was a three-year, multi-payer, statewide demonstration project aimed at reforming primary care payment models and expanding the capabilities of the state’s patient-centered medical homes. CMS extended project funding for two additional years through the end of 2016.

MiPCT at a glance:

  • Michigan’s project is the nation’s largest patient-centered medical home initiative, reaching approximately 1 million people served by 1,900 providers in 400 practices.
  • MiPCT includes Medicare, Medicaid and commercial carriers.
  • Of the eight states in the demonstration program, MiPCT was one of only two to show consistent savings over the three years of the demonstration period, with a net Medicare savings of $336 million.
  • Provided $110 million in additional Medicare payments to providers in Michigan over the demonstration period.
  • MiPCT is transitioning to an ongoing initiative

Today, CHRT’s executive director provides strategic consultation to MiPCT’s program manager and the core MiPCT project management staff is housed at CHRT.