March 13, 2014
The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), an independent agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, recently posted IMPAQ International’s Evaluation of the Maryland Multi-Payor Patient Centered Medical Home Program (MMPP) report. The Maryland Health Care Commission launched the MMPP on April 14, 2011 as a three-year pilot in response to a legislative mandate, and contracted with IMPAQ International to conduct a program evaluation. The goals of the MMPP are to improve the health and satisfaction of patients and to reduce healthcare costs in Maryland, while supporting the satisfaction and financial viability of primary care providers in the state.
IMPAQ International and its partners, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, HealthCare Resolution Services, and University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, are conducting a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the program’s impact on both patients and providers. This first report provides interim analysis results about the progress of MMPP implementation.
This evaluation is an example of IMPAQ’s dedication to improving lives and a direct result of the caliber of work our exceptional people produce. IMPAQ’s Health Division has been especially committed to analyzing policies and programs linked to improving the quality of healthcare services and those that make healthcare more accessible.
About IMPAQ International
IMPAQ International is a public policy research firm specializing in designing and implementing rigorous research studies and evaluations of government programs and demonstrations. IMPAQ’s mission is to provide exemplary research and consulting services to its domestic and international clients through the use of impact evaluation studies, applied research, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and technical assistance.