The aim of health homes is to provide extra support for people who need an increased level of care coordination or face greater challenges in navigating the health care system, such as people with developmental disabilities, mental health issues and those living in long-term care facilities. A health home promotes high-quality care, an improved patient experience and more efficient care. Providers will be responsible for proactively considering the needs of their patients or clients, independent of whether they are seeking care, and will receive incentives for promoting wellness and achieving health outcomes.
Health homes will serve not as gatekeepers for medical care, but rather as a hub from which the patient may connect with the full array of providers who together form the patient‘s health services team.