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Health Notes: Health-care homes certified

The Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth and Superior has been certified as a health care home by the Minnesota Department of Health. Health care homes are being developed as part of health reform legislation passed in Minnesota in 200...

The Lake Superior Community Health Center in Duluth and Superior has been certified as a health care home by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Health care homes are being developed as part of health reform legislation passed in Minnesota in 2008. Patients with chronic illnesses or disabilities are cared for in innovative ways, including contacting patients via phone and/or e-mail between appointments. The idea is to address patients' problems early before they require more expensive care.

So far, 268 health care homes have been certified by the Minnesota agency.

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Opinion by John Lundy
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