Health Care Innovation Awards: Project Profile

ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM

Project Title: “Maximum Health at Minimal Cost: A Community-Based Medical Home Model for the Non-Elderly Disabled”
Geographic Reach: Minnesota
Funding Amount: $1,767,667
Estimated 3-Year Savings: $2 million

Summary

Allina Health System received an award to test a community-based medical home model to serve 300 adults with disabilities and complex health conditions, particularly complex neurological conditions, in the Minneapolis - St. Paul metropolitan area. The intervention will coordinate and improve access to primary and specialty care, increase adherence to care, and empower participants to better manage their own health. Over 25 Independent Living Skills Specialists, Peer Leaders, and other health professionals will be trained with enhanced skills to fulfill the medical home mission. This community-based and patient-centered approach is expected to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, lower cost, and improve the quality of care for this expensive and underserved group of people with an estimated savings of over $2 million over the three-year award.

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