Improving Care Coordination, Expanding Access to Quality Care—Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project

With the rise of chronic diseases and the need for greater access to primary care services, a variety of health care stakeholders including Medicare, Michigan health plans and Michigan physician organizations partnered together to launch the Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT).

MiPCT is a five-year, statewide, multi-payer, patient-centered medical home (PCMH) project aimed to help improve health in Michigan, make care more affordable and strengthen the patient-care team relationship. It provides physicians resources to hire care coordinators and implement systems to effectively track and follow up with patients, expand office hours and offer same day appointments. It also rewards physicians for improving patients’ health and decreasing their need to go to the emergency room.

Since its launch, MiPCT has transformed into the largest PCMH program in the nation. It includes about 400 primary care practices and 1,800 primary care physicians and mid-level providers. It has been nationally recognized as a model for the utilization of primary care and has worked toward delivering on the triple aim of better heath, better outcomes and lower costs.